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  • The Doll Maker

    2 posts, 2 voices, 347 views, started Feb 23, 2009

    Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond

      The Dollmaker

      In a little village, there lived a craftsman by the name of Ébun, who
      made wooden dolls for children.  

      Ébun was so naturally gifted in his handwork that his fame spread to all
      the neighboring villages. People from all over the region came to buy
      wooden dolls from him or bring their broken dolls for repairs. He
      carefully studied the broken dolls and looked for the best way to mend
      it so that it looked exactly the way it was when he first made it.  

      Ébun had a little daughter for whom he made a very beautiful doll on her
      tenth birthday. The little girl was so much in love with her little doll
      that she always played with it along with her friends. One day while
      playing with the doll, the wooden doll got broken and the little girl
      cried and ran to her father with the broken doll. When she got to him,
      she complained that her doll’s arm got broken while she was playing with

      The father took time to listen to her complaints and then told her to
      leave the doll with him and come back for it later. The little girl
      said, “No daddy, you don’t understand. All I want you to do is carve out
      another arm and polish it, and then use some glue or a nail to join it
      back. That’s all!”  

      The father still tried to explain to her to leave the doll with him and
      come back for it later, because he made the doll and he knows how best
      to mend it when it is broken. The little grew impatient and said to her
      father, “Daddy, you are not doing it the way I want. You are too slow.”
      With that statement, the little girl grabbed the doll and left her
      father’s workshop. The father called after her, but she wouldn’t come
      back, and he felt so sad.  

      Like that little girl, most of us take our problems to God and we try to
      dictate how He should solve them for us. We often fail to realize that
      God made us and He understands how best to handle all our daily
      problems, if we would just leave them at His feet.—Unknown


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