Sunday, February 23, 2014


One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried distressingly for hours as the

farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well
needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited his entire neighbour’s to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to
shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement
he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw.
With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing: He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbour’s continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!!!! Wow…..

MORAL : Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to
shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

My prayer: May every trouble of ours become a stepping stone to our victory - Say amen and share.