The children love to hear Esther, their Sunday School teacher, tell them stories from the Bible. Priscilla Jane particularly loves the story about "The Lost Sheep" and it is this story or "parable" as it is correctly called, which comes to her mind when Miss Enid loses her treasured silver teaspoon. Fortunately, as with the "Lost Sheep" parable this story (A Modern Day Parable about the Lost Teaspoon!) also has a happy ending. Find out what happens below.............
|Miss Enid is MOST distraught as you
can see! She
was just going to put some sugar in her tea to find her favourite
silver teaspoon is nowhere to be seen....WHERE is it?
|Sepp has a
guilty secret. It is HER fault that the teaspoon is now lost. She
knows that Miss Enid loves her tea with one and a half teaspoons of
sugar in it. So she was only trying to be helpful in using the
spoon to put the sugar in Miss Enid's teacup. However, just as she
picks the spoon up off the saucer, she loses her grip on
it and it drops. She hears a loud tinkling noise as it
bounces on the floor but then.......nothing............it is
suddenly nowhere to be seen........oh dear............
GP is already looking for the teaspoon but he can't see it despite the fact that the teaspoon is SO close to him..........can YOU see it?....(hint..........if you click on the right spot you will see an enlargement in a new window.....)
is now trying to find the lost teaspoon too. However, just
like GP, she is SO close but doesn't see it! GP guards Miss
Enid's cup and saucer because he doesn't want them to fall on the
floor either because they are made of bone china and would break.
Miss Enid would be heart broken if anything happened to her tea
Esther hears something going on and comes over to see what is
Miss Enid explains what has happened to her and Miss Esther is very upset for her because she knows how much her tea service and silver teaspoon means to her. The silver teaspoon is particularly old and Miss Enid has inherited it from her father (who received it from HIS father before him...and HIS before him....!) as part of an antique silver cutlery set.
|Priscilla Jane runs over to join the
search. Lets hope that together with Grace they manage to find
the lost teaspoon because they can see how upset Miss Enid is
|Oh dear WHAT
is going on here? Clara, Amelia and Emily are also now on the
scene trying to find the lost teaspoon!
Grace has decided to sit down and have a rest after searching for the teaspoon for soooooooo long!
Adele thinks that the girls need help and direction so she is telling them how SHE thinks they should be looking for the lost teaspoon! I am sure Miss Enid would prefer that Adele tries looking for the teaspoon herself instead of telling her friends HOW she thinks they could search more effectively!
both Clara and Emily gone? Oh dear! They have become
bored quite quickly sadly and decide to give up when the teaspoon
has not yet been found.
|Adele is telling the vicar ALL about
Miss Enid's lost teaspoon whilst Amelia continues the
search............. with the help of Georgie, Robert
Alexander's pet dog. SHE is not going to miss out on helping
poor Miss Enid............well done Georgie!
|Grace returns after a rest to carry
on the search. Priscilla Jane is trying to comfort Miss Enid
as she is now worrying that the teaspooon may NEVER be
found......poor Miss Enid.
Poor GP.....he so WANTS a cuddle from Grace but she is too busy to notice him trying to attract her attention..........
Well done Priscilla Jane! She finds the teaspoon right by the
side of the organ stool on the right hand side and can't believe
that they had not found it before!
Miss Enid is just too happy to be bothered HOW long it has taken............
Priscilla Jane tells Miss Enid that her lost and now found teaspoon story reminds her of the parable called "The Lost Sheep" which Esther read to them in their last Sunday School class.
Priscilla Jane is so pleased as she shows off the newly found
teaspoon to the vicar!
The vicar agrees with her that the story of Miss Enid's lost teaspoon is just like the parable or story of the "Lost Sheep"told by Jesus in the Bible. He tells her that HE thinks that the story of Miss Enid's missing teaspoon is a real modern day parable. He explains that Jesus uses stories (parables) to tell everyone about God. In the story of the "Lost Sheep" the shepherd represents God and the sheep are all the people in the world. When even one of His people is lost God refuses to rest until that person is found.
In the same way, as he tells her, Miss Enid could not rest until she found her teaspoon because it was so precious to her.......just as everyone is precious to God. The children had to help her find the teaspoon though because of her bad arthritis. The vicar also tells them that THEY are God's hands and feet on earth as they do HIS work for Him just as they looked for the spoon on behalf of Miss Enid.
has come along? It is Sepp! WHAT is Sepp doing here?
remember it was Sepp who lost the teaspoon in the first place.
She is SO thrilled that Priscilla Jane has found it that she
couldn't wait to put some sugar in Miss Enid's cup of freshly poured
tea and give it a good stir...............
GP thinks that HE would like a little sip of some of Miss Enid's tea too............