This has been a busy day for me! Spent about 3 hours this morning preparing a lesson for our Small Group meeting on Wednesday night. I get lost in the Word sometimes - what a blessing that is!
Then this afternoon I cleaned the clutter from my Craft Room closet and tried to re-organize this place... I just finished this "project". As I was emptying boxes of "stuff" I found this story that I had copied from a book many years ago for a children's lesson ... I don't remember where I found it originally - please know as you read this that I did NOT write this!
Thousands of years ago these 2 had a perfect relationship -
the moon and the sun.
The moon reflected the sun's rays into the dark night... they were a great team!
The moon took the light given to him by the sun and redirected it to earth...
he received light and shared it.
One day a star planted a thought in Mr. Moon.
The star made the moon begin to think that he wasn't important cuz he didn't have his own light source... that he was 2nd best.
The star told the moon he had to get away -
to find out who he really was; to be his own boss.
So he set out to do just that!
He changed his color from yellow to bright punk-rock orange!
Meteors and stars visited him and complimented him on his appearance -
and he thought, "I don't need the sun."
Then trends changed - punk was out and country was in - so he had to change again!
For the first time in a long time he thought of the sun.
He remembered when it didn't matter if he received praise or not -
and when he did he passed it on to the sun.
He looked upon the earth and realized that people were laughing at him!
BUT the COLD bothered him the most!
Absence from the sunlight left him with a persistent chill;
cold and alone.
As he thoguht of the sun he realized that the sun gave him everything he needed; gave him a purpose; he was warm; he was content; he was what he had been made to be.
Suddenly he felt warm - he turned and there was Mr. Sun.
The sun, who had never moved, said "I'm glad you're back! Let's get back to work!"
A Light - a fuller, brighter light - was seen in the sky and today the moon beams as he was meant to do!
How like us...
Without the SON we are empty, cold, and alone! With no light to shine in this dark world.
With Christ we are warm, full, content, and a light to the world.
I hope this story has made you think about your relationship with the SON ... the LIGHT of the world! I hope you are reflecting HIM all around you!
Blessings on you, sweet ones!
Resting in HIM,