Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Words Of Wisdom From Grandpaw Ron


this was a post that my grandpaw ron sent to us over at pilgrim pals a while back and i thought it worth putting it here......grandpaw ron has been ill and has been in a hospital home for several weeks because of a bad fall....grandpaw ron lives the way that this post is written and even though he is having bad days, the people around him will surely realize what a great christian man he is....bernie and i miss him so much!

grandpaw ron wrote.

"Its not what you gather in life, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived “.
Several years ago , a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had the opportunityto ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.
When he sat down he discovered that the driver had accidently given him a quarter too much in change.
As he considered what to do , he thought to himself, “you’d better give the quarter back It would be wrong to keep it. ” Then he thought , ” Oh, forget it, its only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount anyway, and the bus company gets too much fare allready, they will nevermiss it. Accept it as a gift from God and keep quiet.”
When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said,” Here you gave me too much change. “
The driver, with a smile , replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you to much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday. “
When the preacher stepped off the bus , he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said,.
“Oh God I almost sold your SON for a quarter .”
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christains and will put us to the test ! Always be on guard–and remember–You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself “Christian.”
” Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits.Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
The moral is ” We will not be remembered by our words , but by our kind deeds.”
Blessings to all. Ron."

4 comments:

David said...

hi terry,
please pray for my renewed faith and trust in God to bear much fruit for him. For my son to find a good job in his field of study, for his wife, A, to have strong mental health, not depression. Pray for us all to love one another and to learn to share what is in our hearts, not just what is on our minds.

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
Thanks for posting this great words from grandpaw Ron.
Also nice hearing from Pilgrimfather David again.
I am praying for you.
If you look back you will see the same as I am seeing these days;
"This far the Lord has been helping".
From Felisol

Jim said...

Thank you, Terry, for digging that wonderful story from Ron up. I needed to hear that.

I read on Felisol's comment about your helping Pops to change his name. I am going digging for that to see if you posted anything. It would be wonderful if his name was written in two books very soon!
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Amrita said...

I want to send huge big hug to Grandpaw Ron.

I will share it with my Mama.

I will keep Ron Dada in my prayers for his recovery