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Topic: Curiosity Killed the Cat (10/10/13)
- TITLE: It's Just Not Worth it!
By Deborah Sampson
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“Thomas Lee! You could have been hurt going down there. It’s not a safe place to play and you shouldn’t have gone. Now young man, you will spend the next few days in your room thinking about what you did!”
Aunt Jane, I’m sorry.” Thomas looked into his Aunt’s stern face. He knew his goose was cooked. Nothing would budge his aunt when she looked like that.
“Now go, Thomas, you may come out to eat with us at the table and the bathroom when necessary but that’s it!”
“Aunt Jane, you’d better check on them guys they could be up to something.” He warned his Aunt.
“Thomas, did you ever hear the saying the curiosity that killed the cat?”
As Thomas’s eyes grew big, his ten year old mind was racing. “Are they killing cats down there? They saw me, I didn’t see what they were doing but they think I did, will they be after me too?”
“Could be, could be, Thomas. Now go to your room.”
Aunt Jane couldn’t keep from smiling as she watched her nephew retreat to his room. The boy had always been so curious about many things. And trouble followed many times. His young mind seemed full of questions. But this had been the first time his curiosity led him about a mile away.
Aunt Jane checked on Thomas later that evening and to her surprise he was reading the Bible. He seem particularly glued to a chapter.
“What are reading Thomas?” his Aunt asked him.
“Well eh you know that the Bible has answers to all our questions, isn’t that what Pastor Henderson tells us?
“It is Thomas. Do you think you found your answer you were looking for?” His Aunt watched the expression on his young face.
“Yep, those guys are not after me. He said with confidence.
“They aren’t?” She tried not to smile.
“Na, Aunt Jane, in Proverbs 30:5 Listen to this! It tells me every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”
“So you are not worried about those men or curious what they might be doing?” You have learned that sometimes it is not wise to be so curious when it might just jeopardize your safe-being?
“I’m done!” It’s not worth it! I’ll still take my punishment like a man. It won’t bother me.”
Aunt Jane gave her nephew a hug. “Good for you Thomas, finish this day and your punishment is over.”
As Thomas’s aunt walked down the steps she couldn’t help rejoicing in the fact that her ten-year-old nephew turned to the Word for his dilemma. Sunday school and Worship had paid off. Most adults didn’t learn that till much later in their walk with the Lord.
She couldn’t wait to tell her sister when she returned from their trip. Thomas’s’ mother and father would want to hear all about this episode in their only child’s life. Aunt Jane was sure that there would be many more.
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