Monthly Archives: April 2012
There once was a little boy named Jeremiah. Jeremiah was new to the neighborhood and didn’t have any friends. He prayed and prayed that God would give him at least one friend. One day he was at the park and met a girl named Jessie. Jeremiah and Jessie became the best of friends. After awhile Jeremiah began to change and started becoming distant towards Jessie until one day he stopped being friends with her altogether. Jessie was very hurt by this. God was very displeased with his actions so he decided to teach Jeremiah a lesson. There was another girl Jada that had many friends but not really anyone she was very close with. She too prayed that God would give her a “best friend”. One day Jeremiah and Jada were at the park and met each other. They instantly became best friends. Once again Jeremiah became distant after awhile and eventually stopped being friends with Jada. However, Jada did not give up. She stayed after Jeremiah until finally he wanted to be friends with her forever. Jada then noticed how genuine Jeremiah had become and suddenly didn’t feel that she wanted to have such a close friend anymore. She then became very distant towards Jeremiah until finally they were not friends anymore. Jeremiah was very hurt by this. He then prayed to God and asked how such a thing could have happened to him. God then explained it to him….
“My son, I gave you what you asked for and you were not grateful so I took it away. I gave Jada what she asked for and with her own free will she gave it back. You were a gift to Jada and Jada was a lesson to you. She has done to you what you have done to Jessie. “
After some thought Jeremiah understood exactly the lesson that God taught him.
We all were given the gift of free will. God has a plan for each of us, however we are free to choose whether or not we are going to stick to it or not. When you ask God for something first understand fully what you’re asking for and secondly be ready to receive it. In Jada’s case she got what she asked for, but was not ready for it. Remember, “the lord giveth and the lord taketh away”. We must also understand that God works through us. He uses each and every one of us to carry out his plan. In the story, God used Jeremiah to reward Jada. However, with her own free will she did not accept what God wanted for her. This then became a lesson for Jeremiah. God works in mysterious ways! Just trust in Him and you can’t go wrong.
There ya have it, Who said you couldn’t have a parable in 2012? Lol