The Doll Maker
In a little village, there lived a crafts man by name Ébun, who made wooden
dolls for children.
Ébun was so naturally gifted in his handwork that his fame spread to all the
neighboring villages. People from all over the region came to buy wooden dolls
from him or bring their broken dolls for repairs. He carefully studied the
broken dolls and looked for the best way to mend it such that it looked exactly
the way it was when he first made it.
Ébun had a little daughter for whom he made a very beautiful doll on her tenth
birthday. The little girl was so much in love with her little doll that she
always played with it along with her friends. One day while playing with the
doll, the wooden doll got broken and the little girl cried and ran to her
father with the broken doll. When she got to him she complained that her doll's
arm got broken while she was playing with it. The father took time to listen to
her complaints and then told her to leave the doll with him and come back later
for it. The little girl said "no daddy you don't understand, all I want you to
do is carve out another arm and polish it, and then use some glue or nail and
join it back that's all !!. The father still tried to explain to her to leave
the doll with him and come back after sometime for it because he made the doll
and he knows how best to mend it when it is broken. The little grew impatient
and said to her father, "Daddy, you are not doing it the way I want, you are
too slow." With that statement the little girl grabbed the doll and left her
father's workshop. The father called after her but she wouldn't come back, and
he felt so sad.
Like that little girl, most of us take our problem to God and try to dictate
how He should solve them to Him. We often fail to realize that God made us and
He understands how best to handle all our daily problems if left at His feet.