Sometimes we just feel left out, don’t we?
I know I’ve had my fair share of disappointments (well into adulthood) when it comes to feeling left out of things that I think I should be included in. It’s hard. It hurts. It makes you want to crawl under the covers and sulk for a while.
While we haven’t had an issue come up with Jonah feeling left out yet, I know it is coming…sooner or later. It’s bound to happen. And when it does, I’m so glad I can help remind Jonah of the promise of something better~God’s purpose for him. The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado (and his three daughters) is a beautiful book addressing the very same thing.
The Crippled Lamb tells the story of a little lamb who is different, who is left out and left behind. But one starry night, he learns a lesson that is true for us all: “Don’t be sad…God has a special place for those who feel left out.” And what a job God has in store for this little lamb!
While The Crippled Lamb is a message of God’s individual purpose for each of us, it also is a perfect addition to your Christmas book collection (Yes, I just said Christmas…in August.) For all of you plan-ahead types, this would a great book to go ahead and purchase and tuck away for December reading fun. (We have a Christmas book basket that sits under our tree every year and this book is being added this year!)
Tommy Nelson, one of my absolute favorite companies, wanted to give you the chance to preview some of the story and beautifully illustrated pages. You can do so here at the Flipbook. (note: not all of the pages are available to view online…that would ruin the surprise!) And….they also wanted to give one away to one of YOU!
Want to win your own copy of The Crippled Lamb?
To Enter: Simply leave a comment below telling me how you encourage a child that feels left out OR tell me your favorite Bible verse you to turn to for a source of encouragement on those days you just feel like crawling under the covers and sulking.
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