Leggo My Lego
Christian sat in the corner crying.
It was Christmas Day. I have four boys, Nathaniel III 12,
Josees 9, Christian 6 and George 3.
My wife had wisely gotten the three oldest boys Lego(r) sets for
Christmas. It taught them some of the rudimentary aspects of
construction and engineering. The older two were busy putting
their sets together. Nathaniel III was working on a 6,000 piece
rendition of the Taj Mahal. He finished it in a few hours.
My wife had gotten them sets that matched their ages and
So why was Christian in the corner crying?
That's the question that I asked him.
This was his answer:
"Because Josees' Legos are bigger than mine!"
While Christian sat crying, his Legos sat idle and unused.
I then heard George crying. "What's wrong with him?" I asked
Puddin (my wife). "Christian has a plastic light-up sword and
George doesn't," she replied.
...and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
(Eph 6:17 KJV)
Have you heard any Christians crying and whining lately because
the parent saw fit to give someone else a bigger gift, set of
building materials or a more elegant and eloquent sword?
Do you have any unused gifts, building materials or swords that
are idle because yours are not as fancy, big or sharp as
Are they rusty and wet with tears?
Perhaps it's high time to start building and swinging with what
you have instead of looking at what the other person has.