WET PANTS ... Come with me to a third grade classroom
January 24, 2007 9:35am CST
There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart 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, 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 classmate 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, your a 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. Remember......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 are going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can Keep the faith.
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24 Jan 07
That is the most wonderful story that I have read in a long time!!! Thank you for sharing! I hope this inspires other out there to do the same for others when given the chance to carry a fish bowl. ha ha There are many fishbowls out there. We just have to take the time and look.
24 Jan 07
This is such a sweet story. It gave me chills just reading it. If there were more people in this world like Susie it would be a much better place to grow up in. There is a song called God's Unanswered Prayers and it has basically the same moral in it. Thanks for posting and giving us all a gentle reminder that we need to put others before ourselves.