Summary: In life we must make the most out of the best, and the least out of the worse. Life is sad when we can not dream any more.
MUD PUDDLES AND DANDELIONS AND DREAMS
GOD NEEDS A VEHICLE OF LOVE AND TRUTH.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
There is nothing sadder in life than a person that has lost their dreaming ability.
I. GOD NEEDS A VEHICLE OF TRUTH AND LOVE TODAY.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
A. HAVE YOU HEARD THE STORY ABOUT THE OLD MAN AND THE YOUNG CHILD IN THE PARK?
There was an old man and he lived in an apartment all by himself, and he spent many lonely hours his precious wife had passed away. He would just sit around crying and alone.
One day the old man’s son said: Dad, get ready I am going to come and get you and take you to the park.
The son had a brown bag with lunch in it and the son dropped the Dad off at the park. The old man walked over to a bench and sat down.
B. There was a child that lived near the park, his Mom was real busy, so she packed a few Hostess Ding Dongs in a bag and two cokes and walked the boy to the park.
C. The old man watched the child play, and so enjoyed watching him run and jump.
The boy wanted to rest and went over and asked to sit next to the old man.
They sat there, the old man shared a sandwich with the boy, and the they talked and laughed together.
D. Then the young boy shared one of his Hostess Ding Dongs with the old man. The two of them walked, the old man pushed the boy in the swing, then on the
merry go round, and they so enjoyed the day together.
E. A few hours passed, and the boy heard his Momma yell for him, so he hugged the sweet old man, kissed him on his cheek, said GOODBYE and left.
F. The little child was so excited and said Mom I met God today. God was so nice.
He talked to me, hugged me, and gave me a sandwich to eat. God pushed me on the
swing --- MOMMA GOD MADE ME FEEL SO SPECIAL, I JUST LOVE HIM.
The Mom said, What did God look like?
The child said, HE WAS OLDER THAN I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE.
G. SOME TIME LATER THE OLD MAN HEARD A CAR HORN HONK AND HE GOT UP AND RUSHED TO THE CAR.
His son greeted him, and noticed how happy the old man was.
The son asked what made him so happy?
The old man smiled real big and said I MET GOD TODAY.
God made me feel so good, we ate lunch together, I shared my sandwich with God, and God gave me a Ding Dong to eat. I haven’t had one in years.
The son looked in disgust at his Dad.
The old man said: GOD MADE ME FEEL YOUNG AGAIN, GOD MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS SPECIAL. I LOVE GOD SO MUCH.
The son asked what did God look like?
The Old Father said, HE WAS MUCH YOUNGER THAN I EXPECTED!
H. YOU COULD BE A VEHICLE OF TRUTH TO SOMEONE TODAY!
Will others see God in you?
II. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THE MAGNETIC ATTRACTION OF A MUD PUDDLE?
A. AN ADULT CAN MISS THE BEAUTY OF A MOMENT.
And adult will take a nap through the storm or the rain.
We would get cold, we would have to change our clothes.
When an adult sees a mud puddle we walk around it?
An adult knows ahead, a mud puddle will mean dirty, muddy shoes!
Dirty muddy shoes mean dirty muddy floors and carpets.
Dirty muddy carpet in the car.
This means a lot work, lets avoid it.
B. A CHILD ENJOYS THE MOMENT.
A child will love to go out and play in the snow and the rain. A kid feels a big splash from the puddle.
Here is a place to build a dam and drive my cars and trucks through.
A kid looks in the puddle and sees the reflection and runs away, to come back and peek, maybe the child pretends there is a monster in the puddle.
A child can make a mud pie, and pretend to serve the President.
C. AN ADULT LOOKS IN THE YARD AND SEES THE DANDELIONS AND THE WHITE UGLY RUBBER PLANTS THAT A BRAND NEW LAWN MOWER CAN’T CUT.
You run the lawn mower over those dumb yellow things and look a half hour later and there they are raising their heads back up laughing at you!
The weeds are taking over my pretty green yard we think.
D. A CHILD SEES THE DANLELION DIFFERENTLY, IT IS A BOUQUET FOR HIS MOMMA AND DADDY!