The Gingerbread Man

Good morning!

Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!

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The aroma of gingerbread is in the air! It’s that time of year again.

Gingerbread men are everywhere in Miss Marilyn’s class! We have listened to stories about them, read books about them, sang songs about them, decorated them on the smartboard, glued eyes and buttons on them to take home, and even made gingerbread men out of gingerbread scented play dough.

Who doesn’t love a gingerbread man?

As the aged, but timeless fairy tale with all its variations tells us, the old woman and man,  the pig, the cow, the horse, and certainly the sly old fox all loved the gingerbread man. They loved him enough to eat him!  So the chase began. But only the clever fox could outsmart him. He out ran all the others.

His downfall was he fell for the lie. That sly old fox told him he’d help him. He put his trust in the fox. And, SNAP!
He ate him!  And that was the end of the gingerbread man.

He helped him all right! Helped him set himself up to be his savory, sweet treat! Take a bite out of that!

We all can probably relate to the poor little gingerbread man. I bet we’ve all been guilty at some time or another of falling for the lie. It’s nothing new. It’s been happening since Adam and Eve.

We have our freedom. It’s all going good. And then Satan steps in and offers the lie. Entices us with something just a little bit better. He adds the glitter. And we fall for it.

But the sad part is that is exactly what we do.

We FALL. 😦

Let’s all stop being gingerbread men.  Let’s stop being outsmarted by the sly old fox.  Let’s stop falling for the lie. Let’s learn to be content with where we are and what we have. All that glitters is not gold.

The next time you are faced with the lie, it’s okay to be like the gingerbread man and run, run as fast as you can!

Enjoy the holiday season! As for me, I’ve got to run! I’ve got gingerbread men baking in the oven! 😉

And he said to them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Luke 13:32

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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