When the hare darted out of the starting gate and gained the lead, he was so confident in his ability that he decided to take a nap because he thought his competition couldn’t possibly win. He underestimated his opponent.
Imagine his surprise when he woke up and saw the tortoise crossing the finish line.
There’s a lesson here. Actually two. First, we shouldn’t be braggarts. (That’s a bonus lesson!)
Second, it’s not how fast you are, or how skilled you are.
What matters the most is that you don’t stop running the race!
Isn’t it like that with our Faith? We are on a journey to see our Lord with our ultimate goal to dwell with Him in Heaven.
If you had the choice to be a gazelle or an inchworm, you’d probably choose the gazelle right? I would too. But let’s face it. Some of us are NOT gazelles.
What matters isn’t the skill level, ability or distance that the participants have traveled, it’s that they continued on without stopping to get to their goal!
Did you notice that the Apostle Paul didn’t mention a speed requirement in the heavenly race? The speed of the hare is different from the turtle. The speed of a gazelle is different from an inchworm. What matters is that we continue the race no matter what. Slow and Steady wins the race!
Run. Just RUN!
Heaven is our goal!
Easy Paper Plate Crafts for Kids
I’m being honest here… I teach Sunday School and these easy paper plate crafts kids will love are at the top of my list for a quick craft. This craft is SO easy to put together and I already had everything on hand. You might too!
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1 paper plate for each child
2 wiggly eyes for each craft
1 circle for head appropriately sized, cut out from construction paper
1 Piece construction paper, cut into a circle for head and 2 strips (approximately 1/3 inch by 5 in)
Markers and/or crayons to color your inchworm
Cut out the center of the paper plate by following the round center line as a guideline. Cut off a portion of the inchworm and make him/her as short or as long as you desire. Color as desired. Using a glue gun and glue sticks, glue on your wiggly eyes and paper for antennae.
Create for His Glory!
If you’re interested in connecting your faith and creativity, check out my CREATE category over on the blog!