Five Sponges

There are five sponges laying on a kitchen counter top. Each member of your family has been cleaning up different areas of your home. But, all the sponges look the same.

 You are curious as to what was cleaned in your home. But, you can't tell by looking. They all look the same. So, what do you do?

You squeeze each sponge to see what comes out.

As you squeeze the first sponge, you see that water coming out. So, you decide that someone cleaned the kitchen with that one.

Upon squeezing the second sponge, you find tub and tile cleaner. That one was used to clean the bathroom. Next, in the third sponge, you find motor oil. Someone was cleaning the garage! In the fourth sponge, baby powder puffs out when it is squeezed. Yep, the baby's nursery was done with that one!

And finally, in the last one, is floor wax. That was the one that was used on the hall floor.

As you lay the last one down, you look, again, at their similarity. They all look the same until they're squeezed.

We humans  are  the same way.

As life squeezes us, different things come out: anger from one, a need for revenge from another, tears from one, remorse from yet another ... also greed, untruth, lust.

Just like the sponge, we can only squeeze out what is put in. Stay in the

Word daily and be in continuous prayer so that, when life puts the squeeze on you (and it WILL), GOD , and GOD  ALONE, will shine forth from you!

Contributed by: bsundaran @ yahoo.com

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