A young and successful executive was driving down a residential area, he was going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought, he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the car’s side. He slammed on the brakes and spun the car back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. He jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid standing on the side and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, “What was all that about and who are you? Why did you do it? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.”
“Please Mister, Please I’m sorry! I didn’t know what else to do,” pleaded the youngster. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop…”
Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as he pointed around the parked car. “It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up”. Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheel chair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump on his throat. He lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be okay.
“Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child said to him.
The man then watched the little boy push his brother down the sidewalk towards their home. It was a long walk back to his Jaguar. He never get the dent in the side repaired. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast, that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.
In the same way God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice: Listen to the whisper or wait for the brick!!!