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Blind Men and the Elephant, The

There is an analogy to how differently we each understand or experience God in a classic story about three blind men and the elephant. As each of the three blind men are trying to understand exactly what the elephant is like, but experiencing different parts of the same thing.

The first blind man is feeling all over the leg of the elephant and says to the others, \”It is like a strong tree.\” But, the second is holding the trunk, explaining, \”It is like an ever changing vine.\”

Still, the third blind man is running his hands across the large body of the elephant, exclaiming, \”No, it is endless, like a wide mountain.\”

Children of Israel

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, Goldblatt, the new teacher, finished the day\’s lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

\”Mr. Goldblatt,\” announced little Joey, \”there\’s something I can\’t figure out.\”

\”What\’s that Joey?\” asked Goldblatt.

\”Well accordin\’ to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. Right?\”

\”Right.\”

\”And the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?\”

\”Er–right.\”

\”And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?\”

\”Again, you\’re right.\”

\”And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of Israel were always doin\’ somethin\’ important. Right?\”

\”All that is right, too,\” agreed Goldblatt. \”So, what\’s your question?\”

\”What I wanna know...

FATHER\’S ABC\’S

A-lways trust your children to God\’s care.

B-ring them to church.

C-hallenge them to high goals.

D-elight in their achievements.

E-xalt the Lord in their presence.

F-rown on evil.

G-ive them love.

H-ear their problems.

I-gnore not their childish fears.

J-oyfully accept their apologies.

K-eep their confidence.

L-ive a good example before them.

M-ake them your friends.

N-ever ignore their endless questions.

O-pen your heart to their love.

P-ray for them by name.

Q-uicken your interest in their spirituality.

R-emember their needs.

S-how them the way of salvation.

T-each them to work.

U-nderstand they are still young.

V-erify your statements.

W-ean them from bad company.

e-Xpect them to obey.

Y-earn for God\’s best for them.

Z-ealously guide them in Bible truth.

John 3:16

In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, while other people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn\’t trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, \”Mister, you wouldn\’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley, and it\’s awful cold in there at night. It sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.\”

The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, \”You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they open the door you just say \’John 3:16\’ and they will let you in.\”

So the boy walked up the steps to...

Love Returned

He can not own me
I was not made to be
bought or sold
He can not control me
I\’m not a puppet on his strings
He can not direct me
my path is not the one he chose
He can no longer hurt me
my strength surpasses his
You can love me
and I will love you in return
You can gently guide me
and I will follow
You can comfort me when I am needy
and I will be gracious
I have the flame of hope in my heart
and I offer you my gifts
if I may ask of you
a hand to hold on to
a shoulder to cry on
loving arms around me
an ear that will listen
and I will give you
all that I have and
all that I am
and a love so deep
you will never want
for anything again