For Little Friends

By Allison Lee Burton


Andrew’s Example

Do as I’m doing; follow, follow me! (Children’s Songbook, 276).

1 “Stop it!”

“Stop it!”

Andrew stomped his foot and stuck his tongue out at his little sister. She did the same to him.

2 “Mom, I can’t take it anymore. Please make Sarah stop copying me.”

3 “I don’t know if we can stop Sarah from doing everything you do. Right now she is learning from your example and doing the things you teach her to do.”

“I didn’t teach her that.”

“Yes, you did. Sarah loves you and thinks you are a great big brother. She watches what you do and tries to do the same.”

4 “I still don’t like it when she copies what I do. It gives me a headache.”

5 “Remember, Jesus set a good example for us by showing love and being kind to others. You can show Sarah a good example by doing what Jesus did.”

6 Andrew thought about what Mom said. He decided he would try to be a good example. Andrew looked at Sarah and smiled.

“I love you.”

Sarah smiled back at him.

“I love you too.”

Illustrations by Celeste Smith

Jesus Walks on the Water

After feeding 5,000 people with fish and bread, Jesus went to a mountain to pray. His disciples got on a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. That night, Jesus came to join His disciples. He walked on the water to get to the boat. His disciples saw Jesus walking on the water. They were afraid. Jesus told them not to be afraid. Peter wanted to walk on the water too. Jesus told Peter to come to Him. Peter climbed out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. Because the wind was blowing hard, Peter became afraid. He began to sink in the water and asked Jesus to save him. Jesus took Peter’s hand and lifted him up. Jesus asked Peter why he didn’t have more faith. Jesus and Peter walked on the water back to the boat and the storm stopped.

Jesus Walks on the Water(click to view larger)

Jesus Walks Over the Water, and Jesus Takes Peter by the Hand, by Paul Mann, © 1999 IRI; rebus illustrations by Seth Hippen

Fall Is Here

This family is celebrating the arrival of fall. See if you can find and color these items hidden in the picture: adhesive bandage, balloon, banana, bowling pin, candy corn, feather, fish, football, heart, hot dog, ice-cream cone, kite, ladder, maze, mitten, ruler, safety pin, sailboat, toothbrush, traffic signal, wishbone, and worm.