Author: Alfred Benjamin King
Title of Today’s Story: The fairy that comes every night
Date: 6th June 2011 (Monday)
THE FAIRY THAT COMES EVERY NIGHT
One upon a time, in place much like where you live right now there lived a little boy named Shane. He was a nice, fat, easy to love Christian boy. He also had a great love for chocolate and sugary treats.
Not a day went by without Shane eating chocolate. As a matter of fact, as far as Shane was concerned, the day has not started until he had tasted some chocolate.
Shane’s Mum did her best to moderate the amount of chocolate Shane ate everyday so as to ensure Shane didn’t eat too much, and on some days she was successful.
Shane’s Mum’s major problem with Shane was that Shane hated to brush his teeth at night before going to bed. Shane’s Mum had to always remind him and sometimes even have to drag him to the bathroom to brush his teeth.
A bigger problem was the one Shane’s Mum didn’t know about. If she found out she would totally freak.
The bigger problem was that after Shane brushed his teeth before going to bed, he would wake up in the middle of the night to head to the freezer to take out a chocolate bar to eat. This of course defeats the purpose of brushing his teeth earlier; he might as well not have brushed his teeth at all.
Before long, Shane started waking up with a strange taste in his mouth. It was very uncomfortable. He couldn’t place the taste. It didn’t taste like anything he’d tasted before he just knew he hated the taste and the way it made him feel.
Shane was also sure that at night while he slept that someone or something was blowing breeze into his face and his mouth. It was a weird feeling.
Shane didn’t know what his Mum would say if he complained to her so he complained to his elder brother, Ben.
Ben was 13 years old. He was much older than Shane. Ben’s mates considered him cool and quite smart too.
Ben told Shane that he shouldn’t worry about it, that it’s natural. That he too was obsessed with chocolate when he was Shane’s age. And as for the breeze in the face thing, it’s probably night breeze coming in through the window.
A part of Shane believed his brother but another part still wasn’t convinced.
Shane decided to speak to Anita, his closest friend at school about it.
She taught about it for a while but she soon figured it was a fairy. It was probably the tooth fairy.
Shane was like, but doesn’t the tooth fairy check under your pillow to see if you kept any lost tooth there and not check in your mouth?
Anita taught about that one too, and after a while she lit up with the answer. “She probably stops by every night to see how soon it would be before you lose your next tooth.”
Shane taught about Anita’s answer. It made perfect sense to him. But it had never happened before. He has never heard of anybody the tooth fairy visited every night. Wow! This is an opportunity for him to see the tooth fairy. He could pretend to be asleep and when the tooth fairy comes to check out his teeth he would open his eyes and he would see the tooth fairy. He would know the tooth fairy has come even though his eyes are closed when he feels that weird breeze blowing against his mouth. He would be the only kid he knows that has seen the tooth fairy.
Shane pretended to be asleep that night and he soon fell asleep for real. By the time the weird breeze started blowing, he was too fast asleep to open his eyes.
After that night, Shane tried again and again to stay awake to see the tooth fairy but he always fell asleep. Seeing the tooth fairy was sure harder than he imagined it would be. He brought the matter to Anita, who suggested that he should sleep a lot during the day so at night he would be able to stay up much longer. She also told him that at night he should lay perfectly still on his bed and keep his eyes closed like he is in a real deep sleep so the fairy wouldn’t worry about been seen when it peeps from afar to see if it’s safe to come close to Shane’s mouth to check out Shane’s teeth.
Shane did exactly as Anita had suggested. And the moment he had been waiting for finally came. Shane felt the weird breeze against his mouth that night as he pretended to be asleep. Shane opened his eyes quickly.
“Aaaaaaaaaaghhhh!!!”, Shane screamed.
It was a rat. He was starting into the face of a rat. It had been a rat all along and not a fairy.
It turned out that every night Shane slept with the particles of chocolate from his late night chocolate eating habit, stuck between his teeth, the rat came to eat the chocolate directly out of Shane’s mouth. It was easy for the rat to do because Shane was one of those people who sleep with their mouth half open and drool too. The breeze that Shane felt was just the air the rat blew into Shane’s mouth in-between chews, it used it to serve the purpose of keeping Shane more comfortable and reducing his chances of waking while he was still eating the particles of chocolate stuck between Shane’s teeth.
If only Shane had been a good Christian boy by not hating to brush his teeth, and if he had only known that whenever something bothers you, as a good Christian little boy you should go to your Mum first for counsel and not friends; none of this would have happened.( Mums are always loving, more understanding and give wiser advice than other people to their kids).
Let this be a lesson to all those who don’t brush their teeth at night before going to bed and to those who do but later in the night have a midnight snack after which they don’t brush their teeth again?
Q & A
1) Would you do your best to ensure you brush your teeth every morning and evening? Yes or No
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PRAYER OF SALVATION:
If you’ve been touched by what you just read and you’ve never given your heart to Jesus before but now want to become a Christian, please say this prayer and mean it with all your heart.
“Oh Lord God, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Your word says, ‘… whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’ (Acts 2:21)
So now I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be the lord of my life. I receive eternal life into my spirit and according to Romans 10: 9, ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved’ , Therefore I declare that I am saved; I am born – again; I am a child of God! I now have Christ dwelling in me, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4). I now walk in the consciousness of my new life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER FOR THE RETURNING BACK SLIDER (ONLY):
“Oh lord God, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness for turning my back on you. I come back to you today in total sincerity and like the parable of the prodigal son, I thank you for receiving me back with Joy and Gladness.
I confess that Jesus Christ is the lord of my life and God the father is my Daddy. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT:
“Oh Father, I thank you now for making me born again. For making me your child.
I ask that you give me your Holy Spirit to live in me and with me. For your word says that you would freely give the Holy Spirit to all those who ask. I open my heart and receive, and I know by faith that you have given me your Holy Spirit. Thank you Father. In Jesus name. Amen.”
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF GOD. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD.
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WHAT’S “FREE DAILY CHRISTIAN BEDTIME STORIES”:
The “FREE DAILY CHRISTIAN BEDTIME STORIES” was formerly known as “KING’S DAILY BEDTIME STORIES.” It was a series of daily bedtime stories all written by Alfred Benjamin King but now it is open to any writer who is interested in writing a bedtime story to add to the daily series. The writer would receive all the credit for the writing but would not receive any money for it as the writing itself would be distributed for free around the web. It is however a good and quick way for new writers to get fame or at least acknowledgement in the industry and make it easier for them to get a publishing contract for their other works as their writings for the “FREE DAILY BEDTIME STORIES” creates a fan base for them as well as add to their portfolio.
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Thankfully, the “FREE DAILY CHRISTIAN BEDTIME STORIES” is for building and not destroying your kids.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alfred Benjamin King is a full time writer and illustrator. He is one of the leading Christ – Minded writers in both fiction and non – fiction today.
His contribution to literature is extra ordinary. He created two new genres of literature namely, “D.I.P” and “S+C.S”
His literally works and special projects have gone spiral on the web; wheeling in an ever increasing number of views per post.
Alfred Benjamin King was the founder and General Overseer of the “Disciples of Jesus” which he has now dissolved into a concept based on divine direction.
He currently lives in the city of Port – Harcourt in Nigeria, Africa.