Sunday, September 6, 2009


Although the following story has nothing to do with Azariah or our family in any way. I hope it might bless those who read it. Think about it as you go through it, I did ...and sadly did't come back with anything joyful, but something indeed that I can work on.

A young lady named
Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher. She says that Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.

One particular day,
Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day.

On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts.
Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person's picture.

friend drew a picture of who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother..Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face.Sally was pleased with the overall effect she had achieved.

The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students threw their darts with
such force that their targets were ripping apart.Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target. Dr. Smithbegan removing the target from the wall.

Underneath the target
was apicture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced.

Dr. Smith
said only these words.... 'In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.'
Matthew 25:40.


  1. I've heard this story before. It's pretty powerful, isn't it.

  2. Wow! That's a neat story. Thank you for sharing, Hoey. :)

  3. What a powerful message! Thanks for posting it.

  4. Such a good message - thanks for sharing it! :)

  5. Thank you, Hosanna, that is a wonderful story. I hadn't heard it before, and it's very powerful.