Sand and Stone

I have often said that this blog has been such a blessing to me because of the wonderful people I have met.  I met Deb through a prayer request and we have kept in t0uch through emails and she sent this to me today.  It’s message touched my soul and I pray that you receive this message and the blessing it brings.  Take care and GBY (God bless you), Briggie ^i^


Two friends were walking through the desert.  During some point of the journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face. 

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, stopped and bent down to write in the sand; “Today, my best friend slapped me in the face.”

They kept on walking, until they found an Oasis where they decided to take a bath.  The friend who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, when the other friend saved him. 

After he recovered from the near fatal drowning, he bent down and wrote on a stone; Today, my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone, why?

His friend replied, “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in the sand where the winds of forgiveness can erase it away.  But when someone does something good and kind for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”


Perhaps this is what Jesus was doing as He knelt down and drew in the sand when Mary Magdalene was about to be stoned!


For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. —Matthew 6:14-15


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