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THE ANT AND THE CONTACT LENS

Brenda was a young woman invited to go rock climbing. She was scared to death of the whole process, but she went with her group up the face of a granite cliff. She plugged her way up the slope in spite of her fear. Then she stopped on a ledge to take a breather. She accidentally hit her eye with the safety rope and knocked out one of her contact lens.

Now her sight was blurry, but she searched frantically for that lost lens. She couldn't find it, and in her desperation she prayed to God for help.

She and her group reached the top, but none of them on the way up had found her missing contact lens. At the top of the mountain, she remembered a Bible verse which said, "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth." With that thought in mind she thought, "Lord, you can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf. You know where my contact lens is. Please help me."

Finally everyone climbed down. At the bottom one of another group of climbers asked if anyone had lost a contact lens. The only reason this man saw the lens was that he had found it being carried slowly across the face of the rock by an ant!

The girl's cartoonist father drew a picture of this event. In his picture, as the ant crawls down the rock, the words the father put in the mouth of the ant were: "Lord, I don't know why you want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what you want me to do, I'll carry it for you!"

Quite often we all need to make the same speech!

Author Unknown

Submitted by:
Tim Woodward
Smithville Church of Christ