An elephant and a dog became pregnant at the same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies.
Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months on, it gave birth to another dozen puppies. On and on, the pattern continued.
On the eighteenth month the dog approached the elephant questioning, “Are you sure that you are pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date, I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies and they are now grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant.
Whats going on?” The dog queried.
The elephant replied, “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it.”
The elephant continued, “when my baby crosses the road, human beings stop and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention. So what I’m carrying is mighty and great.”
Recently, when I was going to bed after using my bathroom, I started hearing sound of drops of water from the tap in slow successions, but since it was dropping into an empty bucket, I decided to let it be.
But, alas! When I woke up the next morning, around 5am, the bucket was almost full! I was surprised that just drops even in such slow successions could produce that much. I couldn’t help it, ‘Just drops?!’ I questioned rhetorically.
But the following night, I made sure that the tap in my bathroom was locked completely and I checked the bucket and saw that it was empty, though wet. Then I went to sleep.
I guess you already know what I saw the next morning. The bucket was not wet as I had left it, but it was now dry!
Then I realized the importance of a drop and how much difference it can make in all ramifications of one’s life compared to a dry tap.
Imagine letting the drops be for a year, I would be scooping with drums at the end of the year!
So, how about that drop of savings?
How about that drop of kindness and love everyday?
How about a drop of reading useful books today and every day?
How about that drop of a verse of the Bible today and every day?
How about that drop of prayer today and every day?
How about a drop of worship today and every day?
How about a drop of step towards your God-given dream today and every day?
How about a drop of giving into your heavenly account?
What virtue and discipline will you start today in little drops?
Never neglect the importance of a drop, for when the harvest time comes, you would have made a big difference.
….Ponder on these thoughts”
This story/message did not originate from Zionites. Zionites is a mere channel through which inspirational messages are conveyed.