Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jack Sprat - Lesson 15 of Nursery Rhyme and Silly Songs

Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
And so betwixt the two of them
They licked the platter clean
Jack ate all the lean,
Joan ate all the fat.
The bone they picked it clean,
Then gave it to the cat
Jack Sprat was wheeling,
His wife by the ditch.
The barrow turned over,
And in she did pitch.

Says Jack, "She'll be drowned!"
But Joan did reply,
"I don't think I shall,
For the ditch is quite dry.".

Ezra 8:23

New Living Translation (NLT)
23 So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.

Daniel 1

Daniel's diet under Babylon

Jack Sprat and His wife each had different diets that they lived by and the Israelite did as well, but when they were under the rule of Babylon they were being forced to eat foods that God had made clear were not 'clean' to eat.  By convincing the ones over them that they could eat just vegetables and drink water and still be strong and healthy God blessed them with knowledge and wisdom that made them very important to the king.  When we fast we are not doing it to be hungry or to lose weight, we do it to give to God to show him our devotion to Him in our lives. Jesus even mentioned how important fasting is when we face a problem that is not easily solved.  God wants you to be strong and healthy, as well as wise and intelligent - do not be afraid to give something up for a little while for that gift to come to you!!

The Storyteller presenting Jack Sprat!!

Doe Doe and The Strong Fasters!!

Doe Doe shows the Lakewood kids what happened with Daniel and his friends when they ate what God wanted them to, instead of doing what was forced upon them!

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