The Valiant Little Tailor

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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

Women of the Word: the Widow With the Oil

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In 2 Kings 4:1-7, we read another story of a widow who exemplifies faith in God. The Bible tells us that she had been the wife of one of the sons of the prophets. Her husband had died, and now the widow was in debt. She had no money to pay her debt, and the creditor was coming to take away her two sons to be slaves. The widow tells her problem to Elisha.

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