The story is told of an aging emperor. To choose his successor, he called all the young people in the kingdom and said, “I’m giving each of you a seed. Go home, plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from this seed. I will then judge the plants and choose the next emperor!” A boy named Ling received a seed. He went home and got a pot and some planting soil. He planted the seed and watered it carefully. Every day he nurtured the seed. In a few weeks Ling’s friends talked about their blossoming plants. Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing grew. A year went by and all the youths of the kingdom returned to the emperor’s palace with their plants. Ling arrived with only a pot of dirt.
Ling marveled at the variety of plants grown by all the other youths. They were beautiful, in all shapes and sizes. The kids all snickered at Ling’s pot of dirt.
The emperor surveyed the room and commented, “What great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown.” Then the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered Ling to the front.
The emperor explained, “One year ago I gave everyone a seed. I told you to plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds that would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the character to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he’s the new emperor!” In the end, character pays. So pay close attention to character. When God looks at your heart, what does He see? #seed#emperor#king#kingdom#plants#trees#flowers#character#heart#DavidandGoliath#Goliath#Samuel#bible#adventist#adventistyouth
This is my 6th-day challenge to post 7 books (1 book per day) that had a major influence on me.
No explanation, no reviews, just covers.
All for a good cause - to promote literacy and share good ideas.
Today I challenge @mihajlobn.
This is Day Six.
Big and bad... Big: yes. Bad: no. All of the huge beetles in this display are quite harmless. The ones on the top left and bottom right use their horns for battles with other males to win the right to mate with a female.
The biggest in this display are approximately the size of the palm of your hand. Females lack the horns and are much smaller. The specimens are from tropical Africa, Asia and south America. When alive, a few way as much as the egg of a chicken!
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The 1942 Hunting Pant offers a regular cut together with suspender buttons and a cinch back for size adjustment. Heavy bar tacks and seams mark it as an article for daily use. The D-ring at the front is a typical feature of the 1940s. It offered the owner the ability to attach his pocket watch chain, a feature that comes in very handy even today.