VeggieTales: Parable of the Lost Sheep

Clip from VeggieTales Pistachio The Tiny Boy that Woodn’t (2010). VeggieTales belongs to Large Notion 🙂

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Identifier: littlelameprincecraik
Title: The little lame prince and his traveling cloak : a parable for old and young
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock, 1826-1887
Subjects: Fairy tales Folks with disabilities
Publisher: Philadelphia : H. Altemus
Contributing Library: Info and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Frontispiece—Little, Lame Prince. it was a boy, a shepherd-boy X. ALTEMUS Favourite SERIES TH E LI TT L ELAME PRINCE and His Traveling Cloak A ParableFor OldAnd Yoitng by Miss Mulock Author of Adventures of a Brownie,John Halifax Gentlemen. WITH TWENTY-FOURILLUSTRATIONS P H I L A D E L P H I AHENRY ALTEMUS Firm ALTEMUS ILLUSTRATED Favored SERIESFOR YOUNG Men and women. .. 1. ^SOPS FABLES, with 62 illustrations .. 2. ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with42illustrations .. 3. ANDERSENS FAIRY TALES, with 75 illustrations .. four. ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS, with 130 illustrations .. 5. BUNYANS PILGRIMS PROGRESS, with 46 illustrations .. 6. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, with 70 illustrations.. 7. EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURES IN AFRICA, with 80 illustrations. 8. GRIMMS FAIRY TALES, with 50 illustrations. 9. GULLIVERS TRAVELS, with 50 illustrations.10. Tiny LAME PRINCE, with 24 illustrations.11. MOTHER GOOSES RHYMES, JINGLES AND FAIRYTALES, with 234 illustrations.12. ROBIlittlelameprincecraik

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For the duration of what is referred to as ‘Holy Week’ we have services each and every evening, and I was asked to conduct and speak at the Tuesday Evening Service this year and was provided the theme ‘Bartimaeus’.

Bartimaeus was the blind beggar who referred to as out to Jesus Christ as Jesus was passing by means of Jericho for the final time. Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem to shed His Blood and give His life, as our Passover Lamb. His blood was shed to wash away sin.

Bartimaeus named out and the crowd attempted to silence him. It was a noisy procession but Jesus heard the cry for mercy coming from Bartimaeus and he answered that cry – that prayer. He hears the cries of these who are significant and desperate.

He asked Bartimaeus what he wanted done. You would have thought it would have been clear, but there are times Jesus Christ wants us to spell out our demands, precisely and specifically. As a consequence of his faith in Jesus Bartimaeus was healed and he was able to see and he rose up and followed Jesus.

Bartimaeus place his life in the hands of Jesus Christ. This was his final chance as Jesus was never ever to pass that way again – never ever! We never ever know when it is our final chance.

All this reminded me of the Parable of the Pencil and I shared it with all these who came to the Tuesday Evening Service.

You will be capable to great things if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.

You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, and you will want that to make you a much better pencil.

The 1 who holds you will be in a position to correct any blunders you may possibly make.

You could be painted and shiney on the outside but the most essential portion of you is what is inside.

On each surface where you are to be used, leave your mark! Continue to create!

It is only a Parable but a Parable is a story with spiritual implications and a profound spiritual dimension.

When known as and healed by Jesus, Bartimaeus rose up and followed Jesus and placed his life in hands of Jesus Christ. Now, there is a tremendous safety there. It takes courage to do that and it involves commitment. It may be the outcome of a selection – not in an emotional moment – although emotion will undoubtedly be present.

A man has to be determined to rise up and stick to. Some could come to regard you as a pest and nuisance as they had regarded Bartimaeus.

When Bartimaeus rose up to stick to Jesus we are told he threw off his old coat. Did he ever return to that old coat? I don’t believe so. That was a symbol of his earlier way of life. When Jesus touches you and calls you and you rise up and stick to Him, by no means contemplate for a single moment of returning to your former way of life with all its sadness and traps and snares and nets and sin.

What a future he had! I am confident that when he arose that morning and was led out to the place to beg he never ever dreamt that by evening he would be in a position to see and that his entire life would be entirely transformed, as he set out following Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

This is not a parable. This is reality.

Sandy Shaw.

Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children’s Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively more than these past years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most not too long ago in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor regions surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

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