For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 14:11)
In the children’s message for tomorrow I’m using the Dr. Seuss story of Yertle the Turtle. We didn’t have the book, so my wife and I wrote own version.
Yertle the Turtle
Yertle the Turtle, King of the Pond,
sat on a Stone
Which served as his Throne
Wanted to rise above and beyond.
Mack and his buddies
Eager to obey,
Like bales of hay.
But Yertle did not say, “Thank you”
Or even “Do you need a drink.”
No, Yertle the turtle shouted six words,
“BE QUIET!” “I’M TRYING TO THINK!”
But the tower of turtles
Collapsed to the Ground
Tossing Yertle, King of the Pond,
Into the mud which lay all around.
Now Yertle the turtle is King of the Mud
No longer, sitting on his stone
Which he took for his throne
No, Yertle the turtle is just a mud dud.