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How to Explain Death to a Child

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Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me.

I cannot claim the genius which produced this illustration but it is perfect and it works – with all ages. If you can, find a toy truck and a toy automobile to demonstrate.

Son (or daughter) do you remember how when we go on a road trip we often have to pass big trucks that are going slower than we are? Do you remember how, when we passed on the side away from the sun that a giant shadow fell on our car? But we did not fear then because we could see the road ahead. Very soon we were back in the sunlight.

Well that is what death is like. It is only a shadow. And passing from here to there is simple and uncomplicated. God is on the other side waiting for us.

Of course we don’t want you going there any day soon. That is also God’s choice. Almost no one in this world chooses or knows the date of his death.

But that is why we live in faith, and with faith. If we have accepted Jesus and know He is our savior. He is waiting on the other side.

Gun Control – A Worthy Experiment

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Yes, it is time to put to rest forever the issue of gun control.  So I took out my little Glock, loaded a few bullets ( I tend to be frugal) and laid it prominently on a bookshelf in the living room.

Then I gave it this lecture.

“Now look here, Gun.  You cause a lot of trouble in this world and I want you to know right here and now I will not tolerate any malfeasance on your part.  You are not to shoot anyone under any circumstances.”

I felt sure my words were exact and understood perfectly and I left the gun there for three months.

Well, folks you would not believe this.  Dust collected around the gun but other than that there was no change and not one shot was fired for any reason at any person.

I have concluded that giving lectures to inanimate objects is a waste of time, that people who think they can control events by passing laws about inanimate objects are fools at best.  Would someone please tell the legislators and newsmen about this?

 

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