By James C. Guy
In ancient times, a king had a
boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched
to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply
walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not
keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting
the big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying
a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to
the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he
As the peasant picked up his load
of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where
the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins
and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for
the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
The peasant learned what many
others never understand. Every obstacle presents an
opportunity to improve one's condition.
- James C. Guy, Canal Heights church of Christ, in
Demopolis, Alabama. He may be contacted at THE BIBLE
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