Sherwood Oaks Blog

Minute Message August 16

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

Very few of us do well in life as a solo act – we need one another to bring out the best in us. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

Driving down unfamiliar country roads, a man soon became lost and ended up in a muddy ditch while trying to read a map and drive at the same time.  He walked to the farmhouse just up the road to get help.  After he explained his predicament, the farmer pointed to an old, worn-out mule and said, “Warwick can get your car out of that ditch.”  The man was understandably skeptical but he had nothing to lose.  The farmer grabbed some rope and they headed for the ditch. 

The farmer hitched the old mule to the car and then shouted, “Pull, Jack! Pull, Tony! Pull, Prince! Pull, Warwick!”  And the old mule strained and pulled the car out.  Amazed, the man asked, “Why all the other names?”  The farmer smiled, “Old Warwick is just about blind.  As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.” 

God created us to pull together – so help someone today and it will bring out the best in both of you. 

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