“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
~ Charles Spurgeon
“You made it!”
“Good to see you!” “
Praise the Lord!”
I can imagine the excitement as the snail who was probably the last animal made its way into the ark. The journey had been long and difficult. There were many obstacles to overcome along the way but finally tired, but excited, by perseverance the snail reached the ark.
The thought that came to my mind as I read this week’s in other word’s quote was, a place for me. There were many animals on the ark, tall, short, beautiful, not so beautiful, fast, slow etc. The small, slow seemingly insignificant snail in today’s world may probably have been overlooked. However, there was a special place reserved on the ark just for that snail. The ark was not complete without the insignificant little snail.
We all feel insignificant sometimes especially sometimes around people who seem more talented, more beautiful, more creative etc. than we are. However, just like there was a place on the ark for the snail there is a place for each of us. God gave each of talents and us special gifts and there is a place in this world for each of us to use them. However, like the snail we have to keep our goals in sight and persevere in spite of whatever obstacles we encounter along the way.
For more thoughts on this weeks in other words visit Iris at Sting My Heart