04/12/08 Weekend Grif.Net – Obstacle in Our Path

04/12/08 Weekend Grif.Net – Obstacle in Our Path

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid
himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around
it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none
did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the
boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the
side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in
the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins
and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who
removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle
presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition.

Dr Bob Griffin,
“Jesus knows me, this I love”