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A Turtle on a Post

February 4, 2011

I came across this as I was preparing for Sunday’s sermon.  It reminds us that we are what we are and have what we have only by the grace of God.  We are all but turtles on a fence post.

The late Alex Haley, who wrote Roots, had a unique picture on his office wall of a turtle sitting on top of a fence post. Whenever someone asked about it, Haley would say, “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know that he had some help. Any time I start thinking, ‘Wow, isn’t this marvelous what I’ve done?’ I look at that picture and remember how this turtle, me, got up on that post.” (from Leadership Magazine)

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