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The Island Of Misfit Toys

  • Jeremiah 30:17

    For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.”

    The story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is quite a story indeed. And how closely it relates to the Christian today if you look at it. The story starts off with the parents of Rudolph, waiting for the special day . Rudolph comes into the world with a handicap. He has a blinking red bulbous nose. It lights up on its own. A visit from Santa, throws off the family as Santa comes in to see the little deer and his nose lights up. “Oh My” ,is Santa’s reply, as he looks at him as a possible reindeer for his sled. Santa gives every indication that this blinking red nose just won’t do. So in the conversation, daddy reindeer takes up some mud with his hoof and plops it on Rudolph’s nose to hide his birth defect. He tells Santa he’ll outgrow it.

    We now go to Santa’s workshop. The elves area are all busy painting and building toys as they sing there little song, all except Herby. Herby does not want to be an elf; he wants to be a Dentist as he looks at the toys teeth. He is ridiculed for his silly idea. He sings a misfit song.

    Mean while, Rudolph is on the playing field, he is older now and is trying out for Santa’s sleigh. Many others go before him. He stands alone, and a female doe, Clarisse, comes up to him and starts talking to him. They banter back and forth a few minutes, and she tells him she thinks he’s cute. Well he’s so excited, he jumps and leaps in a single bound putting the other deer in second place compared to his jumping. “She thinks I’m cute, Rudolph cries out, She thinks I’m cute!” Well the head buck coach is quite impressed with Rudolph, then Rudolph’s nose begins to glow popping off the clay that he uses to cover up his infirmity. Well now, this totally disqualifies him to play in anymore reindeer games. Rudolph is crushed, and runs into the woods, on his way he sings the misfit song too, and then runs into Herby the elf ,that too, has run away from his career.

    They vow to be friends, since no one else wants them, and they begin a new adventure. Time passes and Clarisse, and Rudolph’s mom become frantic, they do not know where he is. Rudolph and Herby, next run into a prospector and he joins the little team. Now they come upon the Abominable Snowman, and he is very angry with these little ones. They were being chased by him, and made a quick escape on to a piece of ice, when the Abominable falls in to the icy water. He can’t catch them now as he can’t swim and quickly gets out. He silently vows to get them later.

    The threesomes sail away to a little town of misfit toys. They discover they are not alone in there mist fitness. There are others whom they can relate. There they find Charlie in the Box, not Jack. No one wants a Charlie in the Box he says. The little group vows that if they ever get back to Santa’s village, that they will tell Santa about them. They next go before the King , who happens to be a Lion. The Lion watches over the little town of misfit toys. He tells the little group they can spend the night. They all hunker down as a terrible storm begins. Rudolph decides that it is safer for him to go on alone as he is sought by the Abominable and does not want to endanger his little friends so out in the storm he goes.

    In the mean time Clarisse and Rudolph’s mom, head out in the same storm looking for him. They end up being caught by the Abominable , Rudolph runs into them, he sees them in his cave, and goes in trying to rescue them. Rudolph is caught, and as it appears Rudolph is going to be lunch, Herby and the lumberjack show up to there rescue. The lumber jack lures  out the Abominable , and both fall over the cliff, Herby goes with them. The little crew of deer cry over the loss of there friends. They now venture back to the safety of Santa’s village.

    Santa is very distressed! There is a fog as thick at pea soup, there is no way they can fly out in this. Santa is in the toy room, and he sees Rudolph. Rudolph talks with the depressed Santa and his nose lights up bright red. Santa gets an idea, a wonderful, incredible idea. He’s going to put Rudolph in front of his sleigh, he will be the lead reindeer, and his nose will light the way through the fog. The elves quickly get all the toys loaded, when all of a sudden, there is a large knock at the door. The doors open and it is the Abominable Snow man, but this time, Herby, and the Lumber jack are with him. There is a gasp in the toyshop, until, the snowman smiles, and he no longer has any teeth. He was rendered helpless by Herby who has pulled them all. Now the Christmas tree can be complete as they use the snowman to put the star on the tree. Rudolph and Santa get ready to deliver the gifts, and all is right with the world.

    Santa calls out that there first stop is the Island of Misfit toys.

    Mean while the toys on Misfit Island begin to cry. They think that Santa has forgotten them, when they suddenly see him in the sky. Santa lands and all the misfit toys jump into Santa’s bag. They will have a home this Christmas with a boy or girl who will love them for just the way they are.

    COME TO JESUS !

    HE WILL LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!

    Jesus did not live in a box. He was not conformed to the religious world. He was a free thinker and entertained tax collectors, and sinners of all kinds. He did not come to heal the well, but the sick . Jesus, was a misfit to those who looked in. He was an outcast, someone who did things differently, someone who did not quite follow the man made rules.

    The men that Jesus chose as disciples were of various attributes. Peter was a fisherman, Matthew a tax collector. There were several women that followed Jesus; one had been healed from seven demons. Who really knows what she went through with her life in that kind of turmoil.

    Each man and woman that followed Jesus had been a misfit of some kind. These kinds of people, Jesus could change. He knew what they had been through, and he knew what there hearts were capable of.

    People do not like it when you don’t follow the rules of the world. Some will take the word of there doctor that this is what needs to be done and never get a second opinion, nor look to see what there options are. The will except what the doctor says, but will reject what Jesus says as non truth.

    Christians will sit in church and take what the Pastor says as truth, never questioning him. They will let him tell them what they need to do, never taking there bible and looking any further as to what else is said on the subject. . I have read the Bible through twice in my lifetime. The journey thorough the Bible in one year, it is like a contest. Daily readings have been planned out for you for morning and evening reading. I can assure you, you can read it like this in a year if you follow the plans, but I also assure you, you will not learn about the lives of those who you are reading about in a year. And unless you pick these chapters apart and do some digging, you will not see this book come alive. There is murder and pre-planned murder, conquest, torture, torment, loneliness, and abandonment, rape, along with adultery. Women, children, and infants die in the pages of this book. A fire destroys a city and its people, and a flood destroys the world and saves just a few to carry on.

    God Physically speaks to a handful of people. He walks and talks with them. God becomes real through the pages of HIS book. He becomes an infant so that he may be apart of the human race. He becomes a man, sent on a mission from the Father, the Father and He are one.

    He comes with a plan, a plan that allows for HIM to die for all humanity.

    There is nothing easy about this journey with the Lord. I was lost, a misfit, a sinner saved by the grace of God, chosen out to follow a path that he laid out for me. The choices you as a follower of Jesus choose are a masterpiece in themselves. Choose the wrong path, and you will go around the mountain. Choose the right path, and it will be a very narrow path that most will not choose to follow. Choices you make on the behalf of a follower are few. It is or it isn’t. The truth or not the truth. Black or White, no gray about it. If its gray, you better do some more praying.

    Sometimes we are impatient and will jump forward when we should have waited.

    Jeremiah 29:11 

    “ For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord,

    “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

    Does it really matter how we treat people? Does it really matter what we watch on Tv? Does it really matter what music we listen to? Does it really matter what books we read? Does it really matter what radio station we listen to? Does it really matter that we go to a bar? Does it really matter if we treat people a specific way? Does it really matter the kind of attitude we have? Does it really matter if we tell a little lie?

    YES INDEED!

    ALL THESE THINGS MATTER TO GOD!

    You are his child, you are supposed to be a reflection of HIM, and your choices tell you whom you devote your life to. The choices I have made along my journey, have helped not only me, but have molded and shaped my children. My children will view in my life what it is that is important, and with that importance, will also be a reflection of the Lord in there lives at some point. Have you ever looked at a child that is not disciplined and blamed the parent? Have you ever seen how the child and the parent mimic each other? Think about a picky eater? If the child is picky, then one of the parents is picky.

      

    Proverbs 22:6

    Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. 

    Some times we never get recognition for the things we do. But in reality, if we know we are doing right, and the Lord is pleased with what we are doing, then we do not need mans recognition. But then every once in a while the Lord shows himself in your life, and HE brings about Praise for you through the world. And if the world recognizes you for the accomplishments you have brought forth, then you need to thank the Lord and Praise HIS holy name, for it is HE that you are displaying to the world around you.

    He is the one whom is coming forth from the depths of you.

    People have just seen the Lord in you!! 

    So today, on the verge of Christmas, a time to celebrate the Birth of your Savoir, please take time to reflect where you stand in your relationship to him today. If you think you are an outcast, a misfit, and that you don’t belong, then you are right. You don’t belong to the world, you belong to Jesus, and it is HIS world the awaits for you, where all the misfits and outcasts will one day rule and reign with HIM.

      

    Joshua 24:15

    And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

    December 22, 2013

    By God & Leslie

     

     

     

     

     

     





     


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