2 Timothy 3:16-17 – The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone. (TLB)
As you read earlier, in Number One Dime, I was a huge fan of DuckTales when I was a kid. I still remember when Huey, Dewey, and Louie were part of the Junior Woodchucks. It was the DuckTales version of the Boy Scouts. The triplets with Doofus Drake did the usual boy scout things of help old ladies across the street, camping, and fighting a little crime whenever possible. However no matter what trouble they could get into if they were ever in trouble the lads could always rip open the Junior Woodchucks’ Guidebook and whatever they needed to know to help them in life was in there.
I always found it amazing how a single book had the answers that any regular scout would need like, how to start a fire and how to look for water in the wilderness. Yet, it also had information about how to be a better person, mythical locations and beings. One of the skills that a Junior Woodchuck has to be able to do is draw information from the book at a moment’s notice and it struck me. We all have access to a Junior Woodchucks’ Guidebook and we all can be Junior Woodchucks, girls included.
Luke 15:8-10 – “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (NKJV)
Well when I thought about this parable I didn’t think of anything nerdy at all but I did think of something nostalgic. I thought of my favorite show from way back when DuckTales, with the main protagonist Scrooge McDuck. If you are reading this and don’t remember I highly suggest looking the show up on YouTube or checking out the comics.
Scrooge McDuck, in the show is the richest duck in Duckburg. He has so much money that for fun he swims around in it in a gigantic money bin filled with gold coins and jewelry. But out of all of the coins he possess his most important coin is his number one dime. The first coin he has ever earned. It is so precious to him that he keeps it under glass. However, there is someone who wants it for sinister needs. Her name is Magica De Spell and she is a witch that believes that coin has the power to bring her power and great wealth. Since it’s not just any dime Scrooge goes after it and seeks it out from Magica. Reminds me of the parable above. Continue reading “Number One Dime – Luke 15:8-10”→