Campus Alive

June 15, 2007

The Duck and The Devil

Filed under: Message — campusalive @ 1:01 pm
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this little story. For those who have not read it, maybe it is worth reading. =D I got this story from someone else too.

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.

As he was walking back he saw Grandma’s pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head,and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

After lunch the next day Grandma said, “Sally, let’s wash the dishes.” But Sally said, “Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen.” Then she whispered to him, “Remember the duck?” So Johnny did the dishes.

Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, “I’m sorry but I need Sally to help make supper.” Sally just smiled and said,” Well that’s all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help.” She whispered again, “Remember the duck?” So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s, he finally couldn’t stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug,and said, “Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.”

Thought for the day and every day thereafter?

Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done … and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt,fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) whatever it is.

You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing.
He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you
and that you are forgiven. He’s just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.

The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God’s grace and mercy that we are saved.

Always remember:
God is at the window.

In His service,



  1. good one, leen =) take care n God Bless!! c ya before u go off to Sibu! *hope i meet pat in pantu by *mistake, maybe?* haha…

    Comment by eunice — June 15, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

  2. Thank you…One will never know the tears of joy that come with the sweetness of forgiveness until one is forgiven…– yuwan –

    Comment by yuwan — June 16, 2007 @ 7:25 am

  3. some time ago, i heard of this story, but i have forgotten about it.. thank you leen, for reminding me that God is at the window, He saw all of me.. =>God sure does loves me!-cheah yen-

    Comment by cheah yen — June 17, 2007 @ 12:42 am

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