Two friends were walking through the desert.
During the journey, they had an argument and one friend
slapped the other one in the face.
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he
wrote in the sand:
"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE".
They kept walking until they found an oasis where they decided to take
The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started
his friend saved him.
After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:
"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE".
The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him,
"After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone,
He replied, "When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand
Where the winds of forgiveness can erase it away, but when someone does
Something good for us, we must engrave it in stone, where no wind can ever erase
Learn to write your hurts in the sand and
to carve your blessings in
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by Roger Montgomery
by Roger Montgomery
A little boy went down to the sea
There was sand all around
He built Himself a castle
Then he tore his castle down.
He made another castle
On the sea there as he played
And then a wave from the ocean came
And washed his castle all away.
We can spend all of our days
Wondering where weíve been
Our dreams disappear like bubbles
Disintegrated like the sand.
The day is fast approaching
Jesus Christ is coming again
Your houses will all be destroyed
If they are built upon the sand.
Weíve locked Jesus outside our hearts
We didnít want Him to come in
Weíve traded the Rock of Ages
For a lousy pile of sand.
The world is getting shaky
Thereís no way itís going to stand
Itís getting a little lopsided
From all the shifting sand.
I know just where Iím going
Things to come and things thatís been
Iíve seen the writing on the wall
And the footprints in the sand.
And God has written all this down
And itís free to every man
So build your house upon the Rock
Houses fall built on the sand.