"Where's Johnny's Cap?"
(By Les Lamborn)

11-25-2011 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #665
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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, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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“Where's Johnny's Cap?”
(By Les Lamborn)

David Roper tells a story about a family that went on a picnic by a lake. At one point, their 5-year-old son waded into the lake, stepped into deep water, and sank out of sight. None of the adults in the family knew how to swim, so they ran up and down the shore in panic, while the child bobbed up and down and screamed for help.

Just then, a man happened by, who sized up the situation, leaped into the lake, and rescued the boy. He climbed out on the bank with the child, who was frightened but unharmed, only to hear the mother ask with irritation, "Where's Johnny's cap?"

So often, we focus on small disappointments that cause us to grumble and complain, rather than focusing on the wonderful things God has brought into our lives, not the least of which is His everlasting love and eternal salvation. When we complain about the small dissatisfactions of life, we're asking, in effect, "Where's Johnny's cap?"

Paul wrote, "In everything give thanks" (1 Thess. 5:18). We may not be thankful for everything that comes our way, but we can give thanks in everything. It may be difficult to be grateful when we lose our job or our health fails, but we can be thankful for the good that God has brought to us in this life and grateful for the life to come.

As endless as God's blessings are,
So should my praises be
For all His daily goodnesses
That flow unceasingly!

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

(From: Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683 )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Thank You!

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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