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Lesson from God's Creation

Dear Boys and Girls,

The winter is nearly over now, and soon we will see so many things coming to life in the world around us. Have you noticed how many lessons there are in the Bible about God's creation, and God's creatures? The rainbow, the sheep, the flowers, the ant, the eagle - to name just a few. I'm sure you can think of many more yourselves.

I remember reading a story about a bee, and a great lesson a little boy learned from it. I don't remember the boy's name, but we will call him Bobby.

One day Bobby was playing outside his house in the garden, when suddenly, right over his head and buzzing madly, was a big bee. Bobby was sure that it was going to sting him, and so, he ran as fast as he could to his mother. "Mummy, mummy," he called, "it's going to sting me!" Bobby's mother immediately put her arms around her little boy, and just as she did so, the bee stung her on the arm, and then fell to the ground and crawled away.

She pointed to the bee on the ground: "Look Bobby," she said, "that bee can't harm you any longer; you could even play with it. It can't sting you now, for a bee has only one sting, and it has stung me instead of you, so you are quite safe. I'm happy to have taken the sting instead of you, Bobby, and to have felt the pain instead of you."

Wasn't that very kind and loving of Bobby's mother, boys and girls? But, I'm sure you all know of One even more loving and kind than that, at least I hope you do. That One, of course, is the Lord Jesus Christ, who took the pain of death on the cross for every one who would believe on His name and be saved. The Bible says that "He bore our sins in his own body on the cross." When we know that, then how thankful we ought to be, and try to please Him at all times.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Seaton.

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