Devotional written by Jianna Davenport age14

Vaya Con Dios

The Eclectic Cowboy

Winfield Davenport


Devotional #2


Joke - A man walked into a stable to buy a cheep horse. He found an old man in the back taking care of a donkey. The man said, "Sir, how much will it cost me to buy this donkey?" The old man told him the price which was very cheap, but he also said, "But sir, he no look so good." The old man kept up his argument until he finally gave up and told him to take the donkey. A while later the man came back in rags and was covered in dirt and scrapes. He started yelling at the old man. "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME THAT DONKEY WAS AS BLIND AS A BAT!!!!" The old man simply replies, "But sir, I told you, he no looks so good.


    Are we like the man who bought the donkey that even after the confusing warnings we buy the blind donkey anyway? Only to fall off a cliff and accuse the one who made the warning? It's like a parent tells a child, "Go do your homework," but the kid decides to go play a game and she never get it done. The next day they're in trouble because they didn't finish their homework. God gives us warnings even though we sometimes don't understand them just like that old man. If we listened to God more often maybe we wouldn't mess up as often. God gives us free will and advice so it's up to us not to be like the man who bought the blind donkey. The more we listen, the stronger our faith becomes and the easier it is to listen. Maybe we won't end up getting hurt from our mistakes. God won't force us to choose him though he will still warn us again and again.