18 03 2011

“The time has come  for me to reorganize  my life, my peace-I cry out. I cannot adjust  my life to secure  any fruitful peace. Here I am at sixty-four, still seeking peace. It is a hopeless dream.” -H.G. Wells

There once was a King who offered a prize to the
artist who would paint the best picture of peace.
Many artists tried. The King looked at all the
pictures, but there were only two he really liked
and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake.
The lake was a perfect mirror, for peaceful
towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was
a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw
this picture thought it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But these
were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from
which rain fell, and in which lightening played. Down
the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall.
This did not look peaceful at all. But when the King
looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush
growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother
bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the
rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest.

The King chose the second picture as the winner.
“Because,” explained the King, “peace does not mean
to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble,
or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all
those things and still be calm in your heart. That
is the real meaning of peace.”

My Prayer:

Lord, keep me still. Though stormy waves may blow. And waves my little bark may overflow, Or even if in darkness I must go; Lord keep me still.

The waves are in Thy hand, the roughest sea subside at Thy command. Steer Thou my bark in safety to the land and keep me still. Keep me still.

* This portion of my blog is lovingly dedicated to the people of Japan. May God grant them peace in moments like these…

See you at the road my friend.

God be Praised!




One response

18 03 2011

im so touched with the short story. yes. may we see peace amidst of the troubles around us today. because the Lord is with us and he’s always been with us. carry on for all the people in Japan. we’ll keep on praying for you.

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