Saturday, January 10, 2009

Veggie Wisdom

At our house, we love us some Veggie Tales.  I love the fact that no matter how silly the stories are, they always manage to speak truth in a way that even young children can understand. When The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything came out, we went to the theater to see it.  If you have little people at your house, this is a great movie to have.  BK got the DVD for her birthday.

As a short summary, the prince and princess are kidnapped while their father the king is away. Three unlikely "heroes" are chosen to be...well...heros.  At the end of the movie, the king comes back and saves the day.  As he is bestowing medals of bravery on the trio, one of them voices his concern that a mistake has been made because he doesn't believe they are heroes.  The king's response had a profound impact on me.

"There were no mistakes.  The help-seeker picked exactly whom I intended.  I made sure you had everything you needed to complete the task. The crab that showed you the way; the lever that saved your friends; the donkey from above.  The adventure I called you to may not be easy.  But you will never journey alone.  My help is always there.  When we were on the island, the ball said it was time to go home.  That was a test, which you passed with flying colors.  Sometimes a test helps us decide what matters most.  The hero isn't the strongest or the fastest or the smartest or the best looking.  The hero is the one who, no matter how hard, does what he knows is right."  

How good it is to know that we don't have to be the strongest, fastest, smartest or best looking in order to do our Father's will.  We just have to do the next right thing.

You can learn a lot from a veggie.

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