Keys for Kids
1/18/13 at 10:34 AM 0 Comments

The Snowstorm

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Snow swirled around the car, and it seemed to Rachel and Emmy as though it was being flung at them from some gigantic unseen hand. "I can hardly see anything!" exclaimed Rachel. "Everything is so white!"

"Yes," agreed Mom. "It's hard to even see the middle line on the road!"

Emmy pointed ahead. "Look, Dad! There's a truck up ahead of us. Couldn't we make better time if we stayed close behind it?" she asked.

"It looks like more people have the same idea," said Dad as two cars passed them and sped up to follow more closely behind the truck. "They're going too fast," added Dad. "We'll just go slowly until we find a place to stop."

Soon they saw the same truck again--in a ditch. "Look!" exclaimed Rachel. "That truck drove right off the road, and those two cars followed it!"

"The blind leading the blind," murmured Dad. "Hopefully, the snow will let up soon. If not, we'll try to find a motel and wait till tomorrow to move on."

Before long the snow did let up, and everyone breathed a sigh of relief. "I'm glad you didn't follow that truck like I suggested," said Emmy, "but what did you mean about the blind leading the blind?"

"Jesus once told His disciples that if the blind lead the blind, they both fall into the ditch," Dad explained. "That's what happened back there. The driver of the truck obviously couldn't see any better than the drivers of the cars. They just followed him anyway, and he led them off the road."

"Well, I'm sure Jesus wasn't talking about trucks or cars," said Rachel.

Dad smiled. "No," he agreed. "I believe He was teaching that we should be careful about who we follow in our daily lives."

Mom nodded. "Who do kids at school admire and imitate?" she asked.

"Some of the kids get all excited about singers or movie stars," said Emmy.

"And a lot of boys want to be like the guys who are good at sports," added Rachel. "Is that bad?"

"It depends," said Dad. "It's fine if those they admire love God and follow Him. It's bad if they follow Satan and influence the kids to get involved in sinful things. Christians should imitate others who love Jesus."

HOW ABOUT YOU?
Who do you admire and want to be like? Satan would love to have you follow those who influence you to disrespect authority, to get used to bad language, to be dishonest, or to do some other sinful thing. Don’t follow such people. They are blind to the wisdom and knowledge of God. Be sure you imitate people who know and love the Lord Jesus.

TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Hebrews 6:12 (KJV)
Imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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