Thursday, April 06, 2006

Proverb of the Squirrel

Proverb of the Squirrel

Calmly working on school one early autumn day I suddenly heard, “Come see this!” I dashed into the schoolroom and peered out the window to view a squirrel running across the road with a corncob protruding out of his mouth. As he entered our front-yard another squirrel spied his treasure. Envy was present.

Mr. Treasure sat down to enjoy his lunch. However, he suddenly heard the thief coming up, which caused him to scurry off. Mr. Thief hurriedly ate the few scrumptious kernels Mr. Treasure had left behind and then raced off. The chase was on.

Poor Mr. Treasure bolted so fast that he dropped the prized possession. The thief began devouring the alluring morsel only to have it snatched away by Mr. Treasure. Up one tree and down another, dropping here, dropping there. Snatch and run till you drop appeared to be their motto. Finally one did decide to drop and the other obtained the treasure. I returned to my table after discovering that, “He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.”-Proverbs 11:28, Authorized King James Version

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