Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bag of Cement

Car and Dump Truck in Tunnel
Car and Dump Truck in Tunnel

As a man was driving down a road he spotted a bag of cement that had apparently fallen out of the back of a truck.

Not wishing to see a perfectly good bag of cement go to waste, he stopped to pick it up believing he could get some use out of it.

But when he reached down to pick up the bag, it was surprisingly heavier than he expected due to the fact that it had solidified into an immovable piece of cement.

The bag of cement was created to be used for a specific purpose, but because it never reached its intended destination, it became a useless rock.

Just like that bag of cement, many people appear to be useable on the outside; but when God tries to draw near to them, they have hardened their hearts to his love and purpose.

Fortunately for us, it is never too late to listen to the voice of God. He can soften our hearts through His saving grace.

Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable and more full of joy.
Thomas Aquinas
David Jerimiah
All Posters

I pray that your heart has been softened through His saving Grace


Lille meg said...

Thank you for this post, Mimi!
It is so true!
I am glad that it is so, God want to reach every single human being.
He loves us all, we have so much to be thankful for!
I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Cathy said...

An interesting and true post, Mimi ~

Mike Golch said...

this is a wonderful post and an exelcent lesson.I hope that you are having a great weekend.

Tracy said...

Amen to that!

Dawn said...

Very good analogy. As usual, beautiful post.

I loved the meme in the previous post!

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Good Post!

jennifer said...

WOW WOW WOW. An awesome analogy!

Have a great week Mimi. Love your posts!

Anonymous said...


May we all be moldable in His hands. Thank you.

p.s.- I love the pictures of your sweet dogs.

Me said...

That is an analogy with impact...

Denise said...

Oh that is beautiful........ I have someone in mind that needs to hear this............ Thank you for posting........ it touched my heart.......

Maxine said...

I pray that I'll never reach the state of that bag of cement.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

AMEN!!! Have a Blessed Sunday my friend...m.