Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys!
Great verse BlackEagle -
And believe me, I understand!
For today, I thought about this little poem I once read and thought it made an excellent point;
Two frogs fell into a can of cream, or so I've heard it told.
The sides of the can were shiny and steep, the cream was deep and cold.
"Oh, what's the use?" said No. 1, "tis fate, no help's around;
Good-bye, my friend! Good-bye, sad world!" He gave up, and he drowned.
But No. 2, of sterner stuff, dog paddled in surprise,
Then he wiped his creamy face, and dried his creamy eyes.
"I'll swim awhile, at least," he thought, or so it has been said.
"It wouldn't really help the world, if one more frog was dead."
An hour or two he kicked and swam, not once he stopped to mutter,
But kicked and swam, and swam and kicked, then hopped out, on the butter.
Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:7&8;
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,. . .”
What is the moral of that poem, and of that verse?
As the first stanza of the Dylan Thomas poem says:
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Never stop kicking.
Never give up.
You have nothing to lose by fighting on, and much to gain.
May God bless you, guys -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.