About that time a car pulled up and the farmer thought to himself, “Thank the Lord! Someone is going to help me.” When he saw that it was the sheriff, he was even more relieved.
The sheriff sized up the situation with a glance. Seeing the mule in the ditch with a broken leg, he pulled out his revolver and shot the animal to end its suffering. He then walked across the road and saw the dog lying there in worse shape than the mule. One shot put the dog out of its misery. Then the sheriff walked over to the farmer and asked if he was in pain. Witnessing what had just happened to his mule and dog, the farmer quickly replied, “Never felt better in my life!”
It’s amazing what a change in perspective can do. Sometimes we just need to look at life from a different standpoint. If you have been having a rough day, here is a good word from the Bible that will help adjust your attitude, “This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
Pastor Todd Weston