A father took three ears of corn from the field and handed them to his son.
“These three ears,” he said, “came from the same row of corn. Do you think they will be alike.”
“Let’s open them and see.” said the boy.
The first ear was full and beautiful. “Isn’t that wonderful corn!” said the boy.
The second ear was under developed and barren on one side. A large worm was in the third ear and what would have been a good ear was half eaten and ugly.
“How did that happen,” asked the boy of his father.
“Well, the worm was planted early in the life of the corn and grew up inside to destroy the corn. The undeveloped second ear was at the shady end of the row and spent too much time in the shadows. The good ear had the benefit of sunshine and rain.”
“Humph! And they all looked so beautiful from the outside,” said the son.
The father said: “There’s something to be learned here. Don’t linger too long in the shadows. See the blessings of sunshine and rain. Go to church and destroy the worms in your childhood through prayer. Most important of all, live your life in the sunshine of God’s Love.”
Which of the three ears of corn does YOUR life resemble today?
NEVER PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY NATURE’S BEAUTY. IT’S THE HANDWRITING OF GOD!