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Remember The Duck


There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was 
given a slingshot to play with, out in the woods. He practiced in the 
woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting discouraged, he headed 
back to dinner. 

As he was walking back, he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, 
he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. 
He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the woodpile, 
only to see his sister watching. Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. 

After lunch that day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes." But 
Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen today, 
didn't you Johnny?" And then she whispered to him, "Remember, the duck?" 

So Johnny did the dishes. 

Later Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing, and Grandma said, 
"I'm sorry, but I need Sally to help me make supper." 

But Sally smiled and said, "Well, that's all right because Johnny told me he 
wanted to help." And she whispered again, "Remember, the duck?" Sally went 
fishing and Johnny stayed. 

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's, he finally 
couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he killed 
the duck. She knelt down, gave him a hug, and said "Sweetheart, I know. You 
see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing. But because I 
love you, I forgave you. 

But, I was just wondering how long would you let Sally make a slave of you." 

I don't know what's in your past. I don't know what one sin the enemy keeps 
throwing up in your face. But, whatever it is, I want you to know something. 
Jesus Christ was standing in the window and He saw the whole thing. But because 
He loves you, He is ready to forgive you. 

Perhaps He's wondering how long you'll let the enemy make a slave out of you. 


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