Toppled over

Posted: May 7, 2009 in May 2009
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Story of the day:  Toppled over

Picture a small lake in the north when winter has just made itself at home.  A wooden dock juts out into the thin shell of ice on the pond.  Over the whole scene lies a cotton cushion of snow.  A young lad walks out onto the dock, long familiar to him from lazy summer days of fishing.  He daydreams at the end of the dock, but suddenly his sister’s call from shore arouses him.  As he turns around to see her, he loses his balance, one of his feet lands on the ice, and he crashes into the icy water.

You see, as long as both his feet were solidly planted on the wooden dock, the boy stood securely.  But as soon as he shifted one foot to the ice, even though by mistake, he toppled into the water. [Cited from 1500 Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, p.311, author Unknown]

Quote of the day:  Michael P. Green

“As long as we keep our trust totally on Christ’s finished work on the Cross, we stand assured of God’s promise of eternal life.” 

Bible verse of the day:  Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)

“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

Each and every day I place my faith and trust in You.  Even when the ice appears to be thin, I pray to not take my eyes off of You.  Father, I don’t want to be like the boy in the story that shifted even a bit on the ice, and toppled into the water.  I pray to keep both feet standing firm in my faith and to trust in You.  I thank You for this blessed day!

In Jesus Name I pray,



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