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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Parrot and the Burglar

            An old story goes like this:

            Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say, "Jesus is watching you."
            Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. "Jesus is watching you," the voice boomed again.
            The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a birdcage and in the cage was a parrot.
            He asked the parrot, "Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?"
            "Yes", said the parrot.
            The burglar breathed a sigh of relief; then he asked the parrot, "What's your name?"
            "Clarence," said the bird.
            "That's a dumb name for a parrot," sneered the burglar. "What idiot named you Clarence?"
            The parrot said, "The same idiot who named this Rottweiler, Jesus."

            Like the burglar, all of us will be held accountable some day by Jesus, and this Jesus is more powerful than a Rottweiler, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare” (I Pet. 3:10.) NIV

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