The Duck

I know you all remember the Imagestory about “The Duck?” It goes something like this. The brother and sister were visiting their grandparents for summer vacation. The grandfather helps his grandson make a sling-shot. Impressed, the little boy begins looking for targets; however, he was unable to find a target. Until one day walking around the farm the little boy notices one of Grandma’s pet ducks. He takes aim and kills it. Hence the duck is now deceased and his sister hiding in the corner of the barn witnessed the entire episode. Each day the sister whispered…


“Remember the duck.” When the sister wanted to get out of household chores immediately she would volunteer her brother. Yes, the one who had killed grandma’s duck. Like the little boy who killed the duck, we too, as Christians, must come clean of our sins we have committed. Seeking his grandmother the little boy told his grandma what he’d done. The grandmother told him that she knew all about it, because she was standing at the kitchen window when the incident occurred! Grandma told the little boy that she was wondering why he would let someone else hold him captive. Guilt always makes for cowards! Jesus Christ came to set us free from our guilt and shame. With one simple confession of our sin, we can receive God’s forgiveness.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin (1 John 1:7).


2 thoughts on “The Duck”

  1. Great insight and thoughtful reminder Pastor Drake. We can’t every allow sin to hold us captive. HE has already paid the price! Thanks for sharing this reminder. Wanda Bruce Graham

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