Faith of Our Fairy Tales #18 (Original story / photo)
Story Scripture:But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. – Jeremiah 17:7
Story Saying: If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. – Katy Perry
Behind the Story: Straight away, this fairy tale reminds me of the story of David in the Bible. With his bare hands and a small stone, David killed a lion, a bear, and the giant Goliath. With a shrewd mind and quick thinking, the little tailor outsmarted an entire gang of giants, caused two more giants to kill themselves, and caught a wild unicorn and a wild boar. After being asked to perform a number of seemingly impossible feats, both David and the little tailor married king’s daughters. By escaping through a window, David avoided being murdered by King Saul’s men. By pretending to be asleep, the little tailor avoided being murdered by the king’s servants. Continue reading →
Matthew 24:36 tells us, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” The Bible is clear in telling us that no man knows when Jesus Christ will return. Despite this clarity, there are many who still predict the dates of when they believe He will return. Of course, these dates always go by without anything happening. We are warned to beware of false prophets and false Christs who will come seeking to deceive us. Even though Jesus Christ does not give specific dates or times when He will return that does not mean we have to doubt about the second coming. Jesus tells us to watch and wait for Him. Mark 13:37 says: “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
It is never right to lie – not to yourself, not to others, and not to God. People and culture and times may change, but the fact that ‘honesty is the best policy’ never will. It is always right to tell the truth, even if that truth may hurt. It is so much better to be wounded with the truth for a moment, then to be hurt with a lie forever. Most times, telling the truth seems to be hard because lying makes itself look so easy.
“I Dreamed a Dream” is the popular song from the musical Les Misérables. The song is a lament, sung by the anguished, dying, and impoverished character Fantine, who thinks back to happier days and wonders at all that has gone wrong in her life. This song has been sung numerous times by several people, most recently by actress Anne Hathaway, who won a 2013 Golden Globe Award for her role playing Fantine in the 2012 musical film of Les Misérables.