Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fun story for lots of readers and noise!

Lamb in a Ditch

You know the part of the Christmas story about the angels singing and telling about the new baby king. And you know that part about the shepherds running and running to see the baby in Bethlehem. But maybe you don't know what happened between those two parts of the story.

What with the bright lights from the angels and all the singing filling, up the night sky, the shepherds were not watching the sheep too closely. It is not surprising one of the baby lambs fell into the ditch in all the excitement.

So when the shepherds finally came to their senses and were getting ready to go to Bethlehem, one of the sheep looked around and could not find her baby. She looked everywhere and then she saw him, in the ditch.  Well she couldn't leave him so she took hold of her baby lamb, and she pulled and pulled and pulled but that baby lamb was stuck in the ditch.

And the sheep said, "Baa."
And when no one the sheep said, "Baa" again.
Everyone was really busy so the sheep said, "Baa" one more time, and over ambled a little shepherd.

When the little shepherd saw the baby lamb in the ditch, he took hold of the sheep who took hold of her baby lamb and together they pulled and pulled and pulled, but that baby was stuck in the ditch.

The little shepherd said, "Help!"!"
And the sheep said, "Baa."
And when no one came little shepherd said, "Help!"!"
And the sheep said, "Baa" again.
Everyone was really bus  so the little shepherd said, "Help!"
And the sheep said, "Baa" one more time, and over strolled a big shepherd.

When he saw the baby lamb in the ditch, he took hold of the little shepherd who took hold of the sheep who took hold of her baby lamb and together they pulled and pulled and pulled, but that baby lamb was stuck in the ditch.

The big shepherd said "More help!"
The little shepherd said, "Help!"!"
And the sheep said, "Baa."
And when no one came big shepherd said "More help!"
The little shepherd said, "Help!"!"
And the sheep said, "Baa" again.
Everyone was really busy so the big shepherd said "More help!"
The little shepherd said, "Help!"
And the sheep said, "Baa" one more time, and over fluttered an angel.

The Heavenly Host were still finishing up the postlude, and of course no one was listening.
When the angel saw the baby lamb in the ditch, she took hold of the big shepherd who took hold of the little shepherd who took hold of the sheep who took hold of her baby lamb and together they pulled and pulled and pulled, but that baby was stuck in the ditch.

So the angel said, "Alleluia!"
The big shepherd said "More help!"
The little shepherd said, "Help!"!"
And the sheep said, "Baa."
And when no one came the angel said, "Alleluia!"
The big shepherd said "More help!"
The little shepherd said, "Help!"!"
And the sheep said, "Baa" again.
Everyone was really busy so the angel said, "Alleluia!"
The big shepherd said "More help!"
The little shepherd said, "Help!"
And the sheep said, "Baa" one more time, and over scampered a tiny squeak of a mouse.

Well the angles and the shepherd and the little shepherd and the sheep laughed and laughed and said, "Don’t be silly. We who are big and strong can't. How can you make any difference?"

But the mouse really wanted to try so the mouse took hold of the angel and she took hold of the big shepherd and he took hold of the little shepherd and he took hold of the sheep and she took hold of her baby lamb and together they pulled and pulled and pulled.

POP out of the ditch came the little lamb.

The Angel said, "Alleluia!"

By now it was getting really late, and the angels had packed up their instruments so they all flew back to heaven.

And the shepherds and sheep hoped the gates of Bethlehem would not be closed so they could ran to see the new baby king.

But the little mouse just sat in the darkness and looked at the new star in the sky and thought to himself, "See sometimes a little more help is all you need to get the job done."


And that is a good thing for you to remember this Christmas when things get busy and everyone is in a hurry. There may be lots of big things to do, but you can always give a little help. And sometimes a little more help is all that is needed to get the job done.

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