Dodging Responsibility

Chester Droog

READ : Matthew 25:31-40   A seven-year-old boy ran away from home. His mother had the whole neighborhood out looking for him. Even the police joined in as two patrol cars roamed the streets and a helicopter hovered overhead. Finally the little boy was found, sitting under some steps. When his mother asked him why he had run away, he replied, “It was my turn to do the dishes.” What a normal reaction to responsibility. How often even God’s children …

True Gratitude

Chester Droog

READ : Psalm 107:1-9   Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. May all of our readers join our friends in Canada in giving thanks to God for His many blessings. A simple story can help us realize once again the power of sincere gratitude on the part of the believer. An accident confined an elderly gentleman to a wheel chair. This made him a bitter and resentful person. From early morning until late at night he found something for which …

Is Anybody Listening?

Chester Droog

READ : Mark 4:1-9   Did you hear about the man who stood on the street corner in one of our large American cities soliciting aid for the widow of the unknown soldier? It is said that he collected hundreds of dollars from sympathetic passersby in spite of the fact that it is obvious you can’t give aid to the widow of the unknown soldier. This little story reminds us that we live in a day when we are poor …

Bought With a Price

Chester Droog

READ : 1 Peter 1:13-21   One of my very favorite stories is of the youngster who made a little sailboat. It was beautifully done and once finished he ran down to the sea to try it out. He was not disappointed. The sailboat worked perfectly, in fact so perfectly, the winds took it far out to sea. In a matter of minutes it was out of sight, gone, lost. The young boy sorrowed for days because of his loss …

Take a Clean Dish

Chester Droog

READ : Philippians 3:7-16   A certain bachelor got married. It came as a great surprise to his friends as they didn’t think he would ever take the step. Finally someone asked him why he changed his mind. He replied, “It came about because I bought a cookbook. For years I made my own meals. They were simple and easy to make, but one day I decided I wanted a change so I ordered a cookbook.” “But what had that …