Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granitecliff. She was standing on a
ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock
climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye
and knocked out her contact lens.
"Great", she thought. "Here I am on a rock ledge,
hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of
this cliff, and now my sight is blurry."
She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the
ledge. But it just wasn't there.
She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed
for calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.
When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing
for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now
that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not
clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible
verse "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the
She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know
every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens
is. Please help me."
Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the
bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just
starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out,
"Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?"
Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber
saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the
rock, carrying it!
The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is
a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant,
the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant
lugging that contact lens with the caption, "Lord, I don't
know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's
awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it
I think it would do all of us some good to say,"God, I don't know why You want me to
carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy.
But, if You want me to carry it, I will."
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He
keeps me functioning each and every day Without Him, I am nothing,
but with Him....I can do all things through Christ which
strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)
This is a simple test. If you love GOD and are not ashamed of all
the marvelous things He has done for you, send this to ten people
and the person who sent it to you.