Friday, September 22, 2006

analogy

I liked this story ... simplicity and food work for me!BROWNIE CRUMBS Mrs.Baughman was my 6Th grade Sunday School teacher. One morning, shebrought a pan of brownies to our class. As the goodies sat over by herchair, she gave each child a slip of paper marked with a householdexpense: house payment, utility bill, phone bill, entertainment, etc. My slip had a car payment. Before long, Mrs. Baughman picked up the trayof brownies and began naming the expenses written on the papers. As wegave her our expenses, she redeemed each one for a brownie. "Car payment" she announced. I jumped up to get my brownie from the pan.Finally the last brownie had disappeared. But one boy named Donald still held his unredeemed slip. "God!" calledMrs.Baughman. Donald came forward hoping the teacher had one more browniehidden some where. With a knife Mrs.Baughman scraped the crumbs from the bottom of the paninto Donald's napkin. He got a pretty raw deal, I thought -just crumbs. "The brownies represent your money", the teacher explained to us. "If youdon't give God his share right away, He probably won't get anythingexcept maybe the crumbs." I never forgot that illustration. The day my friend Donald got only thebrownie crumbs, even as a child I learned that God should have the firstright to everything I have. In the years since Mrs.Baughman class I have struggled with giving andpriorities, But whenever I recall the "Crummy Sunday School Lesson", Iknow who should and must always come first in my life! -- Author Unknown

1 comment:

txmommy said...

this is a good story, I haven't heard it before.