How to Become a Vessel That Pleases God

Once I saw a story which went like this: The ore was put into the fire for refinement. It complained that the fire devoured it, while the fire said if the ore didn’t undergo such refinement, it would always be a stone. Finally, after being tempered in fire rep...

Not Only God’s Grace but His Judgment Is His Love

On one particular winter, a man was lost in the mountains. He was very cold and hungry, so he sat down and took a break. Because it was in the middle of a cold winter, once he stopped walking, he would surely freeze to death. However, he didn’t know that he wa...

God Is Always at Our Side

By Liu Bin Editor’s note: Dear brothers and sisters, peace to you in the Lord! You may be at a low point in your life at the moment. But believe me, God is always with us. As long as we truly trust in Him, He will give us the most selfless support and help ...

Why Do We Need to Experience Hardship and Refinement?

By Xiang Yang One day, I read a fable. There was once a farmer who hoped that his wheat would not be affected by any terrible weather while it was growing, but would grow tall and strong in light winds and sunshine. But when his wish was realized and the ti...

Unexpected Gains of Viewing Ourselves From a Different Perspective

By Cao Jie A farmer has two pots: One is intact, the other is cracked. The intact one often mocks the cracked one, for it can only bring half a pot of water and the other half splashes on the road. Then the day finally comes that the cracked one cries for g...

The Story of a Dandelion

By Wang Gang It was a dandelion, an unremarkable dandelion. Spring came. All things began getting their new skins. When the almond tree and the peach tree were showing their beautiful blossoms, and when the colorful wild flowers in the bushes were bloomi...

Different Roles, Different Values

When I look down casually, sometime the grass has turned green. After suffering the trial of wind, frost, blizzard and sleet, the grass speared out of the earth jostling for position. Under the gentler breathings, the delicate little life forms, nodding their ...

How Important the Mountain Is to Us

Wang Zhi “The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains” is a well-known ancient Chinese fable about an old man who was determined to dig away the two mountains in front of his house despite the impossibility of the task. Today, I’d like to tell a modern version ...

What Arrogance Brings to Us

Lin Lan There is an owl named Dada in a forest. After delivering five cute babies, Dada decides to find a bigger hole for her babies to grow healthy and happy. At last, she singles out a large tree deep in the forest. Dada’s friend Benben suggests to her t...

How Should We Treat Things Against Our Will?

by Li Yang Yesterday, I saw a story on the Internet. A young man went home on horseback happily after earning a great deal of money outside. When he got halfway, it rained heavily. He was drenched to the skin, and then complained that the weather was not co...

Are You Still Clinging to Your Old Notions?

By Zhao Wei There is a story: The State of Chu wanted to attack the State of Song, which was on the other side of a river. And they sent people to measure the depth of the river and place some markers in it in advance. Later, the river suddenly rose. But th...

Sufferings and Trials Are Necessary for Our Life’s Growth

I heard a story: A group of colorful and beautiful pencils are about to leave the factory. Then they will go to different places to work and welcome their new life. First, they will suffer being sharpened by knives, because only through that can they begin to...

Sufferings and Refinement Are God’s Love for Us

Spring was coming. The thunder was rolling and the rain was falling. In the bamboo forest, a cluster of bamboo shoots put out their little heads quietly and tried hard to suck the sweet dew of spring; others lived in a waste earthen house which is opposite to ...

God’s Good Intentions Behind Setbacks

By Xin Jing In a book titled “Small Fable Great Wisdom,” I saw an inspiring little story: A young man determined to have a good career. However, no matter how hard he worked, he always failed. He couldn’t withstand such a blow. Depressed and hopeless, he wa...

Reflection on the Story of Wolves and the Deer

Zhixin Maybe you have ever heard a story like this: In the Kaibab Forest, there was a herd of deer, and also a pack of fierce wolves which always sought opportunities to kill the deer. The locals were full of pity for the deer, so they often took guns for ...

How Can We Avoid Sinning With Lips?

By Xiyue I have ever heard such a story: A chieftain of a tribe asked a boy to cook two dishes for him: One of them must be the best thing in the world, and the other the worst. Soon the boy finished the dishes. The first was the sliced ox-tongues. The boy ...

Obeying God’s Sovereignty and Living a Meaningful Life

By Li Chen Once there was a little sparrow in the woods. Since the sparrow was young, it had gotten a great dream—to fly as high as the eagle when it grew up. For this, the little sparrow painstakingly practiced flying high in the sky every day. A swallow saw...