The Ant and the Contact LensThe Ant and the Contact Lens (A True Story By Josh and Karen Zarandona) Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda's eyes and knocked out her contact lens. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping it landed on the ledge, but it just wasn't there. Here she was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help her find it. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens but there was not contact lens to be found. She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to make it up the face of the cliff. She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse that says, The eyes of the Lord run to and fro though out the whole earth, she thought, Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf. At the bottom there was a new party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens? Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across the face of the rock, carrying it! Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a picture of an ant lugging that contact lens with the words, "Lord, I don't know why you want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what you want me to do, I'll carry it, I will." God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called. Yes, I do love GOD. He is my SOURCE of my Existence and my Savior. He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
In Loving Memory Of Gilbert Luther Howington 1935-1999 and Gilbert Luther Howington Jr. (Bert) 1954-1993
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