|Apr 27, 2017||Twinkle and a Wink|
|Apr 26, 2017||Terrifying Beauty|
|Apr 25, 2017||River Seeds|
|Apr 24, 2017||Turtles and Apple|
|Apr 23, 2017||Ink Me on Your Palm|
|Apr 22, 2017||Useful|
|Apr 21, 2017||A Prayer for the Warrior|
|Apr 20, 2017||Not Good|
|Apr 18, 2017||Neither, Nor|
|Apr 17, 2017||Hot, Hot, Hot|
|Apr 16, 2017||The Light is Real: Easter|
|Apr 15, 2017||Pebble Minded|
|Apr 14, 2017||A Child Leads Them|
|Apr 13, 2017||Banned by the Church|
|Apr 12, 2017||Fred|
|Apr 11, 2017||Keep Moving to the Center|
|Apr 10, 2017||Sunbeam|
|Apr 9, 2017||1 Corinthians 13|
|Apr 8, 2017||Daughter Gone|
|Apr 7, 2017||Eat, My Coat, Eat|
|Apr 6, 2017||Comic God|
|Apr 5, 2017||Old Town Canoe|
|Apr 4, 2017||Turning a Furry Cheek|
|Apr 3, 2017||My Ship's Coming|
|Apr 2, 2017||Blame Game|
|Apr 1, 2017||Preble Street|
Title: Old Town Canoe
Date: April 05, 2017
Mr. Needle kept his Old Town canoe rolled over on the shore of a salt pond, above the tidal line, and ready for use. One autumn a tropical depression blew over island, flooding the tidal pond with a surge, and blowing away Mr. Needle’s canoe. Mr. Needle hunted for his canoe, but never found it.
In January, the owner of a local inn, Mr. Pilgrim, was flying his Cessna low over the salt pond when he spotted the canoe in the snow, tucked up in cove amidst brambles and brush. The pilot phoned Mr. Needle with the news. The canoeist thanked him saying, “With our new baby, and our other two kids, I am not going after my canoe for some time.” Word got around the island that the canoe had been sighted.
Mr. Forest, and his friend, Mr. Parsons, with nothing to do one Saturday, strapped on snowshoes, bush-whacked to the cove, found the canoe, and skidded it down the frozen shoreline, and left it turned over and tied where Mr. Needle could find it.
Neighbors helping neighbors takes believing a good deed is its own reward.
The rabbi told a story about a man who had been mugged and left wounded along a road. A stranger who happened along assisted the mugged man, unasked. By helping, strangers became neighbors.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, thanks for the help you’ve sent us in the form of folks who’ve given us a hand when we most needed it. If the chance arises, let me be the person who helps. Amen.
Today’s Thought Is: Helping a neighbor is an act of prayer.
Source: Luke 10:10-36