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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Short Story ~ WET PANTS ~ Author Unknown

Some just sent me this via email. A lovely story. I enjoyed it.
It came in the form of a chain letter but I've removed that portion.
Nonetheless, it's a wonderful story to read. 
I hope you enjoy it as much as me.

Short Story ~ WET PANTS ~ Author Unknown

Come with me...
to a third grade classroom...
There is a nine-year-old kid 
sitting at his desk 
and all of a sudden, 
there is a puddle between his feet 
and the front of his pants are wet. 
He thinks his 
heart is going to stop because he cannot 
possibly imagine how this has happened. 
It's never happened before, 
and he knows that when the boys find out 
he will never hear the end of it. 
When the girls find out, 
they'll never speak to him again 
as long as he lives. 

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; 
he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 
'Dear God, this is an emergency! 
I need help now! 
Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.' 

He looks up from his prayer 
and here comes the teacher 
with a look in her eyes 
that says he has been discovered. 

As the teacher is walking toward him, 
a class mate named Susie 
is carrying a goldfish bowl 
that is filled with water. 
Susie trips in front of the teacher 
and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water 
in the boy's lap. 

The boy pretends to be angry, 
but all the while is saying to himself, 
'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!' 

Now all of a sudden, 
instead of being the object of ridicule,
the boy is the object of sympathy. 
The teacher rushes him downstairs 
and gives him gym shorts 
to put on while his pants dry out. 
All the other children 
are on their hands and knees 
cleaning up around his desk. 
The sympathy is wonderful. 
But as life would have it, 
the ridicule that should have been his 
has been transferred to someone else 
- Susie. 

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. 
You've done enough, you klutz!' 

Finally, at the end of the day, 
as they are waiting for the bus, 
the boy walks over to Susie and whispers,
'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' 
Susie whispers back, 
'I wet my pants once too.' 

May God help us see the opportunities 
that are always around us to do good.

Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian 
any more than standing in your garage makes you a car. 

Each and everyone one of us 
is going through tough times right now, 
but God is getting ready to bless you 
in a way that only He can. 
Keep the faith. 

Let us help one another, and pray for each other. 

This prayer is powerful, 
and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. 
There is no cost but a lot of rewards. 
Let's continue to pray for one another. 


Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives 
and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. 
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. 
Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. 


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