The Whipping

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

    Gastonia N
    There was a school with a class of students that no
    teacher had been able to handle. Two or three teachers had been run off
    from this school in one year by the unruly students.

    A young man, just out of college, heard about the
    class and applied to the school.

    The principal asked the young man, "Do you know what
    you are asking for? No one else has been able to
    handle these students. You are just asking for a terrible beating."

    After a few moments of silent prayer, the young man
    looked at the principal and said, "Sir, with your
    consent I accept the challenge. Just give me a trial

    The next morning the young man stood before
    the class. He said to the class, "Young people, I came
    here today to conduct school. But I realize I can't do
    it by myself. I must have your help."

    One big boy, they called Big Tom, in the back of the
    room whispered to his buddies, "I won't need any help.

    I can lick that little bird all by myself."

    The young teacher told the class that if they were to
    have school, there would have to be some rules to go
    by. But he also added that he would allow the students
    to make up the rules and that he would
    list them on the blackboard.

    This was certainly different, the students thought!

    One young man suggested "NO STEALING."

    Another one shouted "BE ON TIME FOR CLASS."

    Pretty soon they had 10 rules listed on the board.
    The teacher then asked the class what the punishment
    should be for breaking these rules? "The rules are no
    good unless they are enforced", he said.

    Someone in the class suggested that if the rules were
    broken, they should receive 10 licks with a rod across
    their back with their coat off.

    The teacher thought that this was pretty harsh, so he
    asked the class if they would stand by this
    punishment? The class agreed.

    Everything went along pretty good for two or three days.
    Then Big Tom came in one day very upset. He declared
    that someone had stolen his lunch. After talking with
    the students, they came to the conclusion that little
    Timmy had stolen Big Tom's lunch. Someone had seen
    little Timmy with Big Tom's lunch!

    The teacher called little Timmy up to the front of the
    classroom. Little Timmy admitted he had taken Big
    Tom's lunch. So the teacher asked him, "Do you know the

    Little Timmy nodded that he did.

    "You must remove your coat," the teacher instructed.
    The little fellow had come with a great big coat on.
    Little Timmy said to the teacher, "I am guilty and I am
    willing to take my punishment, but please don't make
    me take off my coat?" The teacher reminded little
    Timmy of the rules and punishments and again told him
    he must remove his coat and take his punishment a man.

    The little fellow started to unbutton that old coat.
    As he did so, the teacher saw he did not have a shirt
    on under the coat. And even worse, he saw a frail and
    bony frame hidden beneath that coat.

    The teacher asked little Timmy why he had come to
    school without a shirt on? Little Timmy replied, "My
    daddy's dead and my mother is very poor. I don't have
    but one shirt, and my mother is washing it today. I wore
    my big brother's coat so that I could keep warm."

    That young teacher stood and looked at the frail back
    with the spine protruding against the skin, and his
    ribs sticking out. He wondered how he could lay a rod
    on that little back, and without even a
    shirt on. Still, he knew he must enforce the
    punishment or the children would not obey the rules.
    So he drew back to strike little Timmy. Just then Big
    Tom stood up and came down the aisle. He asked, "Is
    there anything that says that I can't take little
    Timmy's whipping for him?"

    The teacher thought about it and agreed. With that,
    Big Tom ripped his coat off and stooped, and stood
    over little Timmy at the desk.

    Hesitatingly the teacher began to lay the rod on that
    big back. But for some strange reason after only five
    licks that old rod just broke in half.

    The young teacher buried his face in his hands and
    began to sob. He heard a commotion and looked up to
    find not even one dry eye in the classroom. Little
    Timmy had turned and grabbed Big Tom around the neck
    apologizing to him for stealing his lunch. Little Timmy
    begged Big Tom to forgive him. He told Big Tom that
    he would love him till the day he died for taking his whipping for him.

    Aren't you glad that Jesus took our whipping for us?
    That He shed His precious blood on Calvary so that you
    and I can have eternal life in Glory with Him. We are
    unworthy of the price He paid for us, but aren't you glad He loves us that much?

  2. hear_kitty

    hear_kitty New Member

    Vassar Mi
    I am just speechless

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    GC, OHIO
    Another great post Ace, thanks.
  4. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

    California Miss
    all of your posts just amaze me.
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    Ace,once again thank you for this wonderful story,and yes we are so blessed to have a Wondferful Savior who took the punishment so we could go to heaven.
    In reality that story is somewhat true. Myfather who is now deceased use to tell a story that was relayed to him by his Grandfather.
    It's about a country school back in the days when apparently my father was a boy and I guess also going to school. Anyway the children had run off many school teachers because they simply refused to behave.
    One day an older gentleman came and asked if he could have the teaching position.The schoolboard(I guess thats what they were referred to back then) told the older gentleman he would really have his hands full,to which the older gentleman told them not to worry he could handle it.
    Now according to my father,this was back in the day when the only source of heat they had in winter time was a pot bellied wood stove. I guess it was cold that day that this gentleman held his first day of school. He stood in front of the class and anounced that he would like for the boys and girls to all come up front so as to have a spelling instruction,one boy refused.The teacher again requested in a kind manner for the young man to please come up and take his seat.To this the young boy came up but he had a knife drawn and told the teacher in a very nasty way that he refused to take part in any spelling lesson or any other lesson as far as that was concerned. The teacher spoke back in a nice way and suggested that the boy put the knife away and behave.Well I guess the boy remarked "Old man I'll show you how I behave" and with that he lunged toward the teacher.Quick as lightening,the teacher reached for the stove poker and caught the boy up side the head and knocked him down.The boy looked at him and sorta dazed slowly stood up.He was asked"Are you now ready to take your seat and participate in school?" The boy gathered his things and went to the front of the class and became an excellent student. As I said before my father told me this story and being the God Fearing man that he was I believe it's a true story. My wouldn't our world be a better place to live if all our kids were taught to respect their Elders?---------------pk powell:0a21:
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

    Greenup Co. KY
    I'm at a loss for words right now...
  7. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

    Great post Ace. Man you know how to brighten one's day.

    CATCHUP New Member

    north carolina
    that there was one great story thanks for sharing it
  9. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

    East Texas

    I'm beginning to think you just want to see a grown man cry That was an awesome post...Thanks for sharing..
  10. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

    Ace once again, Thank you. And one day, we will be able to put our arms around JESUS and say, "Thank you JESUS".
  11. countrygirl0569

    countrygirl0569 New Member

    That was a great post, Ace, I've heard that story before, but it still gets to me, and it means so much...thank you