The Seamstress

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river.

When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “My dear child, why are you crying?”

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, “Yes.”

The Lord was pleased with the woman’s honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, “Why are you crying?” “Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. “Is this your husband? The Lord asked.

“Yes,” cried the seamstress.

The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”

The seamstress replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said “no” to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.

Then if I said “no” to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said “yes,” you would have given me all three.

Lord, I’m not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT’S why I said “yes” to George Clooney. And so the Lord let her keep him.

 

The moral of this story is:-

Whenever a woman lies, it’s for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others!

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

On The Lighter Side

I love this one:-

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had severalstrands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”

Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, “Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?”

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Jesus In The Right Place

It was Friday night. A pastor was struggling to prepare his sermon and didn’t want to be disturbed by his five year old daughter.

So he removed a map of the world from his study, tore it into pieces and gave it to her to assemble with the promise that he would answer all her questions and play with her when she was done.

He knew she would never be able to fix it. To his amazement, in less than five minutes, she returned to him in his study with the map in perfect shape, every continent and every country in its place.

The surprised father asked, ”Honey, u don’t know anything about geography, so how did u fix the world so easily and quickly? The five year old girl smiled sweetly and replied, ”The picture of Jesus was at back of the map and i knew that if i have Jesus in the right place, the whole world would be in perfect shape

That was just the right inspiration he needed for his sermon. He thanked his daughter and prepared a powerful sermon on the subject ”Fix your world by placing Jesus at the right place.”

If you place Jesus at the right place in your life, finances, marriage, jobs, ministry and relationships, your world will be perfect… Just place Jesus in his rightful place and all your life will be in order.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

On The Lighter Side

I like this one:-

A little boy knocks at the door and tells the owner that something of his had found its way into her garage, and he wanted it back.

The homeowner opened the garage and noticed two additions; a baseball and broken window sporting a baseball-sized hole.

“How do you suppose this ball got in here?” she asked the child. Taking one look at the ball, one look at the window, and one look at the homeowner, the little boy exclaimed, “Wow lady! I must have thrown it right through that hole!”

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

The Healing Through The Holy Spirit

A servant of God was once preaching the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ to a large crowd of several thousands.

At the same time a small group had also come with the intent of causing mischief. The innocent preacher was not aware of the evil intentions of these mischief-makers.

The Holy Spirit, however, did know!

So the Holy Spirit decided to inspire His servant to do something very unusual.

As the preacher was speaking for an hour about the love of God, he suddenly said, ‘I shall now prove to you that Jesus Christ is alive today.’

On the platform were a number of boxes overflowing with requests for prayer.

The preacher asked the priest who was chairing the meeting to pick up one of these requests for prayer. The priest picked up one of the prayers, from one of the boxes, at random.

The prayer request selected was from a lady for the healing of her father, who lived in Sri Lanka.

The preacher asked the lady to stand in front of the platform. The lady appeared to be very respectable and confirmed that it was she who had submitted the prayer request that was chosen.

Then the power of the Holy Spirit was made manifest.

In a moment, the preacher became filled with the Holy Spirit and spoken in detail about the lady’s father, living many hundreds of miles in Sri Lanka, and about which parts of his body were affected by the disease.

The preacher’s descriptions were so vivid and accurate that the lady began to cry with surprise and anguish.

The lady confirmed publicly, before the thousands of people assembled, that the details being given by the preacher were 100% correct.

Then the preacher said, ‘Madam, I shall now pray with you on this platform that the Lord Jesus Christ may touch your father right now and heal him. He will be healed this very instant. Will you then forward me his letter, reporting that he is completely healed, for publication in my magazine?’

The lady, of course, happily agreed.

Immediately, the Preacher, filled with love and compassion for the lady’s father, began to pray with tears that he might receive immediate healing.

And the people who had come to ridicule the preacher? The promptly surrendered themselves to our Lord.

Following this, the preacher received for publication a letter from the lady’s father, addressed to his daughter,reporting that he had received complete healing at the very moment that the preacher was praying for him.

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With many healing blessings

Geoffrey

God Is Watching

At a Catholic school, there was a “meet the teacher” open house for the 2nd graders.

After the meeting, a Nun announced that there would be a small reception afterwards in the cafeteria.

All the children and parents filed in, and saw on a table a plate of apples, a plate of cookies, and some water bottles and juice.

As the children went through the line, one boy saw that there was a sign on the plate of apples that said, “Take only one. God is watching.”

So, the boy took an apple and moved on to the cookies.

He helped himself, and then took a small piece of paper, and wrote: “Take all you want”. God is watching the apples.”

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

The Gold Garland

There is a very interesting story of a king of England who once went to a Sunday class. In his left hand he had a garland of gold and in the right he held a Bible.

The gold garland was very, very attractive. The king asked one of the students ‘Which of these two would you like to have?’

Naturally the boy opted for the gold garland.

When the same question was asked of the next boy, who was looking poor and in rags, he said that he wished for the Bible.

To the great surprise of the king, he said ‘My motherhas taught me that the Bible is the greatest treasure in the world. Therefore,
please, your Majesty, I shall be happy if you present me the Bible’.

The king gave the two boys the gifts that they requested.

When the boy, who had received the Bible, reverently opened the Word of God, he was surprised to find in each page of the Book, a plate of Gold!

The boy was taken aback.

The king spoke to him saying, ‘Son, since you preferred the Bible, to the precious looking garland, you have received a prize of greater value than the glittering gold-garland.’

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And that, as the boy in the story found, is the absolute truth.

If we are only interested in the gold of the material world we may indeed miss the more heavenly gifts and offerings which are ours for the mere asking.

And when we pray – and are filled with the Holy Spirit – the spirit of truth will help us to understand whether what we are requesting has the approval of our Father God.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey