The Devil and the Duck

IMG_0007Today something happened that was funny to me and made me think of this story. When people think they are keeping secrets it always gets back to the one they are trying to keep it from, so my question is this, if you don’t think what you are doing is wrong then why are you keeping it a secret? Did it ever occur to you that no one gives a care as to what you do?

When I was a little girl I never got by with anything! I always got caught, and every time it happened, my mother would say, “be sure your sin will find you out!” Numbers 32:23 does say: But if ye will not do so, (the thing God has asked you to do) behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out. There’s a story, the Devil and the Duck, about a little brother and sister, Jake and Sally, were visiting their grandparents down on the farm. Young Jake was doing his best to learn how to use a slingshot! He had practiced all day, trying to hit an old tin can, and continued to miss it. He heard Grammy calling him in to supper took his slingshot and started up toward the house when he saw Grammy’s duck standing by the fence. Suddenly he just took his sling shot and flung a stone at the duck. To his shock and awe, he hit the duck square in the head and it fell over…dead! He was so sorry and didn’t know what to do so he took the duck and hid it behind the woodpile. When he looked up, there stood Sally, she had seen the whole incident and hadn’t said a word. They went in to supper and afterwards Grammy asked Sally to help her wash the dishes. Sally looked at Jake and said “Oh Grammy, Jake said HE wanted to help!” then she walked past Jake and whispered, “Remember the duck?” Next day grandpa asked Jake to go fishing with him while Grammy and Sally fixed dinner. But again Sally spoke up and said, “Oh Jake wants to help her cook, so I will go fishing with you!” and again whispered, “Remember the duck?” After about a week of this Jake went to his grandmother and came clean with the whole story of the duck. His Grammy took him in her arms and said “Jake, I knew that, I saw it all from the kitchen window. I forgave you because I LOVE you, I just wondered how long you were going to let Sally make you her slave!”

Well, dear reader, I say that the Devil has thrown accusations at us having seen ALL our sins, bad thoughts, everything we have done that we are ashamed of, and he throws it up to us often and threatens to tell on us. BUT God is watching us from His heavenly window and has already forgiven us for everything we did or imagined and is just waiting to see how long we are going to allow the Devil to make us his slave!

A song says, “The Devil’s throwing rocks and hiding his hands” John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. How long are you going to let the Devil throw things at you and make you his slave? Jesus died to SET YOU FREE! There are NO secrets between you and God, He saw everything you did and loves you anyway! Satan, accuser, will soon be bound! Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens,“It has come at last—salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth—the one who accuses them before our God day and night.

Be blessed, pray and don’t let Satan accuse you of anything, throw it right back at him! Lamentations 2:22-23 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness!

I am so glad that I am not God nor have the power to bring justice or judgment to anyone…just a plain, ordinary old girl telling it the way it really is. Merry Christmas!

3 Replies to “The Devil and the Duck”

  1. This is a wonderful word and I especially like the story about secrets. Too many tell and try and keep them………..Most of the time they are not true. That’s why they want it to be a secret! Love You! God Bless!

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  2. Sounds like my brother. He played his games with my Dad. If I didn’t do as he wished he would grab his head, fall in the floor, & start kicking & crying that I had hit him. Naturally I got the beating for it. I sy beating because that’s what it was. I got 14 of those beatings growing up & had a real hard time forgiving both Dad & Steve for their part of it. Several of them were so bad I was unable to go to school for a couple days, others I was unable to dress out fro PE. Had it been today, my Dad would have been jailed for child abuse. Jealousy is a terrible sickness & is the result of a sick mind. My Dad was very insecure due to his education & his overwhelming fear my Mother would leave him. As a christian he knew he could not it her or abuse her in any way. So because I was the first born & she sort of pushed him aside when I was born he took his anger out on me. This is the way he punished her when they had an argument. I took it till I was 18 then I rebelled. At that point he realized I was too dangerous to mess with any more. He was 85 yrs old before we had a long serious talk about it. I asked him to forgive me for my part & my desire to kill him at times. It really opened his eyes. He broke down crying & asked me to forgive him. Told him I had already many years before. He stated he never knew Steve was doing it to me & him. He told me later he was fighting trying to forgive Steve but he was going to no matter what And he did & we ended our time together at peace with each other.

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