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from Steve Higginbotham
Never Give Up
by Steve Higginbotham
March 22, 2007
One of the things that every High School students looks forward to is getting their class ring. I was no exception. I was proud of my ring. It had a light blue stone in it with a gold "OG" (Oak Glen) etched in it, and on the side it had an engraving of a basketball player. However, no sooner than I received my ring, I lost it.
I had my ring when I left basketball practice one evening, but I didn't have it when I arrived at home. At the time, there were a few inches of snow on the ground, so if I dropped it, I would never see it. Winter eventually gave way to Spring, and every day, as I walked from the gym to the bus or my parent's car, I would look down in the grass near the sidewalk. To my surprise, one night after basketball practice as I was walking to my car, the light from a streetlight caused a little sparkle on something in the grass. I stopped and thought, "Surely not. Not after all this time." But I reached down and sure enough, picked up my class ring that was half buried in the grass and mud.
Had I given up and quit looking for my ring, I would have never found it again. But each day, as I walked the same path, I didn't fail to look along the edge of the sidewalk, hoping against hope, that I would see my ring.
Are there things in your life that seem to have eluded you? Have you not yet found a way to break through to your spouse, children or friend? Don't give up. Keep on looking and some day you might be surprised to see a tiny sparkle in one's life, reflecting the light of God's word.
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