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The North Wind and The Sun

I always enjoyed this little story, I hope you enjoy it as well...

           The North Wind and The Sun
The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness.
"We shall have a contest," said the Sun.
Far below, a man traveled a winding road. He was wearing a warm winter coat.
"As a test of strength," said the Sun, "Let us see which of us can take the coat off of that man."
"It will be quite simple for me to force him to remove his coat," bragged the Wind.
The Wind blew so hard, the birds clung to the trees. The world was filled with dust and leaves. But the harder the wind blew down the road, the tighter the shivering man clung to his coat.
Then, the Sun came out from behind a cloud. Sun warmed the air and the frosty ground. The man on the road unbuttoned his coat.
The sun grew slowly brighter and brighter.
Soon the man felt so hot, he took off his coat and sat down in a shady spot.
"How did you do that?" said the Wind.
"It was easy," said the Sun, "I lit the day. Through gentleness I got my way."
Something you could take from this story is that when people use force instead of gentleness we are more likely not to do it. If someone made you say something kind to someone else, we wouldn't mean it as much. But when we are left to do as we want we are more likely to do it out of our own free will. The same way with God, He lets us have a free choice. We can do what we want with our lives. He doesn't make us do things- we have a choice. I am glad we have a choice in how we live. There would be no point in living if God just made us do things and we acted like His robots. What an amazing God we have!! I hope you enjoyed the story.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post! :)
    ~lily bellefluerphotography.blogspot.com