Friday, April 18, 2008

Just in Case You're Looking...


Stories Jesus Told
by Mark Littleton
illustrations by Traci Monroney

It's always a relief when something that is lost is found (aren't there a couple of parables about that?). This book is a favorite of G.'s right now - the interpretation of the biblical parables is a little too fundamentalist for my taste, but G. really likes it because it has all those little flaps to lift up and look at things underneath. He spends a lot of time entertaining himself with them - legs outstretched, book on lap, brow furrowed on concentration. He also makes the noise of each of the animals pictured in the book. Adorable.

A few days ago G. could not find this book, and he wanted to take it to daycare. We were all looking frantically for it, with G. running around saying with his usual urgency and exuberance "FIND! JESUS!" Eventually the book turned up, in a very logical, close-by place. It was stuck between the bookshelf and the bed, in S.'s room. G. was ecstatic, especially since he was the one who found it. He clutched the book to his chest and went marching through the house with a big smile on his face. The sentence changed to "I FIND! JESUS!"

If only it were that simple. Maybe for a two-year-old it is. I hope that in some way each of you finds Jesus today, just a few inches away.

Reverent Reader

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Oh GGGGGIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLL -- what a wonderful story!!! I can just picture it!

 
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