My 5 year-old son Cooper, climbed up in my lap last night with three books to read: The Giant Jam Sandwich, Owly and Great White Sharks. Usually included in his stack of books to read is “The Three Little Pigs.” I think he likes it because dad can do a pretty mean “Big Bad Wolf” voice.
As I have read the the story of the three little pigs throughout the years, there are some obvious things that caught my attention:
- The pigs are great builders. It’s amazing what they can do with a few sticks and a little straw.
- I’m amazed at how fast these little fat pigs are. They can out run a wolf.
- I think if the wolf can “huff” and “puff” hard enough to blow a house down, that may be why he can’t catch the little pigs … he’s out of breath.
- The third pig is obviously a harder worker than his two lazy brothers. A brick house will always take longer to build than a house of straw and a house of sticks.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: The third pig knew that there was a certain kind of house he could build that the Big Bad Wolf couldn’t blow down. Wow, what a spiritual lesson. So, I have to ask myself, “What kind of house (life) am I building?” The Big Bad Wolf (Satan) will come, and he’s going to huff and puff and do everything he can to blow my house down. So, what’s my spiritual house made of? Straw, sticks or bricks? Is my the foundation of my life built upon Jesus?