Have you ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that
The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of
them could figure out how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships
since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with
him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He
inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man,

hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over,
the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small
hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine
lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The
engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for
ten thousand dollars.
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"
So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an
itemized bill."
The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer:
$ 2.00
Knowing where to tap:
$ 9,998.00
GRAND TOTAL:$10,000.00
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in
your life makes all the difference.
May the Good Lord always Bless our effort and make us know
where to tap, through His Grace. Amen.


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