The turtle

 

Mother Khong saw another turtle along the road. She wanted to pick it up, but she hesitated. She did not have to return the turtle back to the turtle temple. A few months ago, she would have brought back lost turtles to the temple.  At this particular temple, a turtle is honored who is said to have a god inside of it.  People would bring food and worship the turtle.  Returning a turtle back to the temple would be thought to be counted as a good deed to the person bringing it.  It would bring prosperity in this life and next life.

But this time, Mother Khong realized that she does not have to bring the turtle back to the temple anymore. The Lord Jesus is now her God.  ‘Well,’ Mother Khong thought to herself; ‘I will bring the turtle home for my son to return to the temple.

Mother Khong bent over to pick up the turtle.  However, just as she was about to catch the turtle, it blew air towards her, shook its head and turned away.  Mother Khong was stunned and just looked in amazement at the turtle.

Mother Khong experienced God’s guidance and now the turtle was happily living in God’s nature. God continues to gently teach Mother Khong how to live a life that honors Him.

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