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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Friday, July 28, 2006

A True Bedtime Story

Hello Kiddies,
I know that you spend a lot of time watching MTV so I thought I would share a little history with you FYI. I am sure you missed this in school, the news media is not telling you, and you probably don't read anything more difficult than comic books. (OK, so I am cynical from time to time. That doesn't mean that what I just said is not true)

This is a story of a little country that was formed in 1948. It is the abbreviated version. The people were tired of being made into lampshades and having the gold stolen out of their teeth by bad folks so they started a country. Its name is Israel. They have neighbors who don't like them. So the neighbors try to kill them whenever they can. This bothers the people of Israel because they still don't like to be killed.

So they have a good army. And their army heard about how the bad guys in Lebanon had filled their basements and caves with enough guns and ammunition to give every adult male in the land 10 automatic weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo, hand grenades, and rockets. Being wise, they went into Lebanon and took all the weapons away and stayed so that they could not come back and fill the basements and caves with weapons once again.

The people of Southern Lebanon were mostly Christians now because most of the bad guys left when they couldn't fill basements with weapons anymore. So the Christians formed their own army. This army along with the army of Israel made the basements into family rooms and the people who lived in the land where they were, began to live happy and good lives again. They even took jobs in Israel because they all got along now. There was no longer any need for fences or gates or borders between the two countries. The 700 club even bought some of this land and put up a TV tower and broadcast some good programs.

18 years later, because other countries were complaining, the people from Israel left Lebanon and went home. Soon the Christian army was not strong enough on their own to stop the bad people from filling up their basements with weapons again. The border had to have fences and gates again and the people from Lebanon could not work in Israel anymore. And the 700 club lost their TV tower. Maybe the bad guys even filled up the basement of that 700 club building with weapons. We might find out soon.

Now Israel thinks it might have not been a good idea to leave Lebanon in the first place. They only left because people were saying that they were trying to steal the land. Now Israel has to go back in there and empty the basements of weapons. Now people are yelling at them again for being in Lebanon and are afraid that they are going to steal it. So the Israel people are just staying in their country and blowing up these houses full of weapons using tanks and big guns and airplanes. Now the people from Israel can't even live in their own houses because the bad guys have lots of rockets and are still trying to kill them. It will take a long time to blow up all the basements full of weapons and rockets so that the rockets will stop coming.

One day Jesus will return and He will empty all the houses in the whole world of all weapons and use them to make plows to plow with and grow stuff.

Ain't that better than MTV?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

...!annnnd grow stuff. I love that. Perfect ending to a story-telling.
Thank God I'm long done with MTV. No more "Real World" and Tom Green. Now I want my FoxNews.

7:33 AM, July 29, 2006  
Blogger Stuart B said...

Hmm...maybe I should adapt this into a comic book or graphic novel. Seems to be on par with many of the stories comics are printing nowadays...

8:50 PM, July 31, 2006  
Anonymous Kara said...

thats much better than any bedtime stories I ever got. I would have been much more interested in current events had my mom told me that instead of Cinderella and The Princess and the Pea.

12:17 PM, August 29, 2006  

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