My wife, Sharon, read me this powerful little story this morning from a free magazine, entitled “House to House – Heart to Heart,” distributed by The Brown Street Church of Christ in Waxahachie, TX. I was so blessed by it, I decided I had to post it in “Coffee with the Lord” this morning…
An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him.
“Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked a friend.
The old chief did not reply, but slowly, deliberately gathered some sticks and bits of dry grass. He made a circle of them.
In the circle he placed a caterpillar. Still silent, he struck a match and lit the sticks and grass. They watched the caterpillar. As the fire caught around the circle, the trapped caterpillar began to crawl around rapidly, seeking a way of escape.
As the fire advanced the helpless caterpillar raised its head as high as it could. If the creature could have spoken, it would have said, “My help can come only from above!”
Then the old chief stooped down. He extended his finger to the caterpillar which crawled up on his finger to safety.
“That,” said the chief, glowing, “was what the Lord Jesus did for me! I was lost in sin. My condition was hopeless! I was trapped. Then the Lord Jesus stooped down. In love and mercy he drew me out of the horrible pit of sin and shame. How can I help but love Him and talk about His wondrous love and care?”
— Author unknown
“According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5)