For Little Friends

The House that Tithing Built

By Janele Williams

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The House that Tithing Built

This is Jack. These are Jack’s coins that jingle and jangle. This is Jack’s tithing, 10 percent.

This is the bishop who shook Jack’s hand when he paid his tithing, 10 percent.

This is the prophet, cheerful and prayerful, who said, “Let’s build a temple,” with the tithing sent from the bishop who shook Jack’s hand when he paid his tithing, 10 percent.

This is the temple, shiny and white, a House of the Lord filled with light.

This is the house that tithing built because the prophet said, “Let’s build a temple,” with the tithing sent from the bishop who shook Jack’s hand when he paid his tithing, 10 percent.

This is Jack’s smile, broad and bright, when he goes to the temple, shiny and white, to be sealed to his family in God’s sight.