The Lord

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The Lord’s Test Essay, Research Paper * * The Lord’s Test * * I woke up this morning * * and knew that today, * * The sun would not be shining * * and the clouds would be gray. * * * * As I stepped outside, * * rain fell upon my head. * * My car wouldn’t start * * so I walked to school instead. * * * * I forgot all of my assignments * * I failed all of my tests. * * I dropped my head in disgust * * and asked the Lord for * * one request. * * * * “Lord, why is it that * * things won’t go my way?” * * He gently replied, * * “Dear child it is because * * you didn’t thank me yesterday. * * * * I woke you up and enabled * * you to see the sun again. * * I gave you shelter, * * protected your family, and even let * * you make a new friend. * * * * I blessed you far

* * greater than I ever had before. * * But you were too busy * * to thank me once more. * * * * You didn’t feel sick * * because I maintained your health. * * You had money in your pocket * * because I maintained your wealth. * * * * You had shoes on you feet * * and clothes to wear, too. * * You had plenty of food to eat, * * and what did you do? * * * * You ignored me and went * * about your tasks. * * But when you wanted something * * you never hesitated to ask. * * * * I was there when you needed me * * and that wasn’t too long ago. * * But when things started going your way, * * it was me you did not know. * * * * As if that weren’t enough, * * I provided your favorite luxuries. * * This was something I didn’t have * * to do-they weren’t even necessities. * * * *

And when it was time to get on your * * knees and show your gratitude, * * You decided that after such a * * fulfilling day, you weren’t in the mood. * * * * So I decided to * * give you just a little test. * * To show you how it would feel * * to stop being blessed.” * * * * I began to realize what * * the Lord was saying. * * And when I got home, I fell * * to my knees and started praying. * * * * He said, “My child, you have * * learned and you know I do forgive. * * But remember to remember this day * * as long as you shall live. * * * * I love filling your life with joy, * * and your pain I’ll alleviate it. * * But just a simple thank you * * would show how much you * * appreciate it.” * * * * Pass this on to everyone * * you pray the Lord will bless. * * There are

no catches or * * rules just this simple test. * * * * How many people to send * * it to is all in your hands. * * *