Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You Ever Feel Like a Frog?


Frogs feel slow, low, ugly, puffy, drooped, pooped. I know. One told me.

The frog feeling comes when you want to be bright but feel dumb, when you want to share but are selfish, when you want to be thankful but feel resentment, when you want to be great but are small, when you want to care but are indifferent. Yes, at one time or another each of us has found himself on a lily pad, floating down the great river of life. Frightened and disgusted, we're too froggish to budge.

Once upon a time there was a frog, only he wasn't really a frog, he was a prince who looked and felt like a frog. The wicked witch had cast a spell on him and only the kiss of a beautiful maiden could save him. But since when do cute chicks kiss frogs? So there he sat, an unkissed prince in frog form. One day a beautiful maiden gathered him up and gave him a big smack! Zap!! There he was, a frog turned handsome prince and they lived happily after.

So what's the task of the Christian? Kissing frogs, of course!

--Bruce Larson, Ask Me to Dance (The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart, Charles R. Swindoll).

2 comments:

Alan D. said...

...and, what if I am a Christian frog? ;)

Dave Samples said...

ahh...a prince turned frog. It seems to me that if a kiss can transform an ordinary frog, then a kiss most certainly can transform a Christian frog. Perhaps we've been acting like frogs for a long enough time that we have forgotten how to behave like princes...