funny christian stories 05

A young, successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood

street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching

for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when

he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed

into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the

Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.

The angry executive jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid

and said “who are you and what the heck are you doing? That’s a new

car and that brick you threw is going to cost me a lot of money. Why

did you do it?”

The young boy was apologetic. “Please mister… please, I’m sorry. I

didn’t know what else to do,” he pleaded. “I threw the brick because

no one else would stop.” With tears dripping down his face and off

his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.

“It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of

his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.” Now sobbing, the boy asked

the stunned executive, “Would you please help me get him back into

his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling

lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into

the wheelchair, then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at

the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was

going to be okay.

“Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the

stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the little

boy push his wheelchair bound brother down the sidewalk toward their

home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very

noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side

door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:

Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you

to get your attention!

God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us.

It’s our choice: Listen to the whisper… or wait for the brick!