"The Obstacle in Our Path"
(Author Unknown)

2-21-2001 SOW Seeds Service of the Church Within - Story #124
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds]

This week's SOW Seeds Story #124 , contributed by: Cynthia Taylor

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Story of the Week
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The Obstacle in Our Path
(Author Unknown)

        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 finally succeeded. 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.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        I Know in my mind that every obstacle You place in my path contains a Rare and Valuable Gift. And I have experienced the Truth of this Many times in my Soul. So why is it that I STILL complain about the Obstacles while I wrestle with them? Shouldn't I Know better by now?
        Huh? Patience? Oh... yeah... That would explain it. I Did Pray for more Patience, Didn't I?

        Lord, Give me Patience! Oh oh... I did it again, Didn't I? Well... Whatever You think I Need Lord.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal
Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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