Sunday Sessions: The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado, Illustrated by Maria Monescillo
|November 8, 2009||Posted by Miss Shari under Children's Literature, Sunday Sessions|
Well it is another great “day that the Lord has made”. Another beautiful sunny Sunday. And I have just finished reading a children’s parable, The Tallest of Smalls written by Max Lucado, as part of his newest book Fearless (full article review here).
However, The Tallest of Smalls is geared toward children who are at the age when they are starting to experience the those societal slights. It starts in preschool and lasts up into the teenage and adult years. We have a constant voice inside, around and in front of us – asking ” Do I really fit in?” or “Am I really cut out for this?” They and we try so hard to fit into someone elses mold for our lives rather than the perfect and true form that our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ has carved out just for us.
Just like little Ollie in The Tallest of the Smalls, we soon[er] (or later) find that we can’t hack it, we can’t fit into society’s mold, we fall and falter and we are left alone [by society, life, people] and the only One who is there to pick us up and show us how much we do matter – Jesus’. The constant in our lives and the lives of our children is God who will always have a perfect fit and place for us in this society. For a full review and commentatry on The Tallest of the Smalls [click here].
Remember you and your children are not the smallest of the smalls or the least and the lowly but in God’s eyes they are the “tallest of the talls”.
FTC Disclosure – a hardback copy of The Tallest of Smalls was provided to me as part of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Bloggers program.