Confronted by an embarrassing situation? Never mind, it might just be a blessing in disguise.
He cannot possibly imagine how this has happened; It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it; similarly, When the girls find out, he’s dead meat.
He puts his head down and prays this prayer, ‘Dear God, this is an emergency! I need
help now! Five minutes from now I’ll be an object of ridicle.
He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susan is carrying a bowl filled with water.
Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.
The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, ‘Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!’
Now, all of a sudden,instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy..
The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out.
All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.
But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else – Susie.
She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. ‘You’ve done enough, you klutz!
God delivers His own from shame and embarassment! A.S.K. !