This month we will have a little story, which I hope will interest even our tiniest readers. It is about a little boy called Freddie, who was a bright friendly little boy, and who always went to Sunday School. When he arrived home one day his mummy said: "Well, Freddie, what did you learn in Sunday School today?" "Oh", said Freddie, "some silly song about Jesus wanting me for a sunbeam". "What's silly about that?" said his mummy.
"Because I want to be a bus driver!"
I'm sure some of you boys want to be bus drivers too, like Freddie, or perhaps postmen, or doctors, or sailors, but certainly not "sunbeam!" that's not what Jesus means though. Lets think of Jesus' words: "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven". That doesn't sound silly, does it? That's what Freddie's teacher was trying to explain. What Freddie didn't understand was that, of course, when he grows up he can be a bus driver, and also a shining light for Jesus. Freddie doesn't even have to wait until he is a bus driver, he can, as a schoolboy, be a shining light too.
Let's hope that Freddie becomes a man with the Light shining through, whether or not he ever becomes a bus driver.
We can all be shining lights for Jesus, even now, if we trust in Jesus to be our Saviour and ask Him to live in us and shine through us.
"Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,
To shine for Him each day;
In every way try to please Him,
At home, at school, at play".