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A Parable - The Perfect Life

Updated on June 14, 2014
Beach Cruiser Cottage ll Print   by Paul Brent
Beach Cruiser Cottage ll Print by Paul Brent | Source

There was once a very successful woman, who had the life that others could only dream of. She had a loving husband, wonderful children, a lovely little cottage at the beach, and a flourishing family business. Her life was perfect.

The woman hadn’t been feeling very well and she went to their family doctor. As it turned out, she was expecting her third child. The husband, being elated at the thought of having another child, suggested to his wife that they get a larger home, and the woman replied, “Absolutely not!” The husband questioned why, and she answered, “Because the more we have, the more I have to take care of.” The husband understood exactly what his wife was implying.

The big day came and the woman delivered a beautiful baby boy. The husband, being so overcome with joy, told his wife that he hoped they would be blessed with even more children, that he’d always dreamed of having a large family and the woman replied, “Absolutely not!” The husband questioned why, and she answered, “Because the more we have, the more I have to take care of.” The husband understood exactly what his wife was implying

The husband came to his wife one day and told her that he felt that it would be a good business strategy to add a second location, to their already booming business, which would ultimately mean even more income, and the woman, being her typical self replied, “Absolutely not!” The husband questioned why, and she answered, “Because the more we have, the more I have to take care of.” The husband understood exactly what his wife was implying

The woman and her husband experienced a car accident driving home from work, and the woman passed away shortly after being taken to the hospital. She found herself at the entrance of heaven, where she was greeted by an angel. The angel told her to wait, that he needed to talk to God. The angel asked God if the woman could enter in to heaven, and God replied, “Absolutely not!” The angel questioned why, and God answered, “Because the more we have, the more I have to take care of.” God went on to tell the woman, “But it means a great deal to Me that you came, thank you!” The woman understood exactly what God was implying.

The woman woke up in a hospital room, and there by her side was her distraught husband. He saw that his wife was alive and he told that he thought he’d lost her forever, and she replied, “I couldn’t leave you, I needed to tell you how much you mean to me, and how grateful I am to have you as my husband. I appreciate everything that you’ve done for me; you’ve given me the perfect life, thank you!”

The Moral of the Story

God will ultimately show us how we have treated others, so that He can give us the opportunity to make things right. But it is up to us whether we receive the gift of a second chance or not.


Nathan Before King David - Two Depictions by Rembrandt

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Nathan's Parable

The Parable

Then the Lord sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and it grew up together with him and with his children. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him. And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock and from his own herd to prepare one for the wayfaring man who had come to him; but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” (2 Samuel 12:1-4)

The Response

So David’s anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this shall surely die! And he shall restore fourfold for the lamb, because he did this thing and because he had no pity.” (2 Samuel 12:5-6)

The Revealing

And Nathan said to David, 'That man is you!..."



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      motherofpearl 4 years ago

      Thank You

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      Lori Colbo 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I understood exactly what you were implying. Lovely parable.