|Pony Ride courtesy photobucket.com|
Oh how green that rippling water looked to me as I gazed out of one of the port holes. Soon we arrived at the
Aunt Mary thought we should eat first, so she spread out a table cloth and we enjoyed fried chicken, potato salad, chips, cake and a good supply of soda pop.
My brother and baby sister stayed with my parents, but my older cousin, Norman was given the task to entertain me by taking me to ride the ponies.
Two more rides were enjoyed by using that particular phrase. It was true that I had given my ticket to the other man, but it was also true that my ticket entitled me to only ONE ride. It was later that I figured out what had really happened.
Even today there are many people who desire to get something for nothing! Maybe a certain amount of finagling is in all of us if we see an opportunity and seize the moment.
It is when our eyes are opened to our own shortcomings (sins) and we are willing to repent, that God can and will help us to walk a better path.
Most of us enjoy getting something free, but usually there is a catch. Frequently it is “Buy one get one free.” Or buy a certain amount and get something free! Oops a hook with bait.
So if you are offered a pony ride and it looks like a free trip, inspect it carefully there may be a snare under the saddle.
You might enjoy a post by Anna of her Youth Camp experience.
This post has been shared at: Joy’s Wednesday; Flaws and Nakedness