Some Pig

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In the opening chapter of Charlotte’s Web, eight-year-old Fern saves the runty pig from death.  She cries over him and tenderly feeds him from a bottle.  She loves him.

By the time the bus reached school, Fern had named her pet, selecting the most beautiful name she could think of.

‘Its name is Wilbur,’ she whispered to herself.

The spider Charlotte befriends Wilbur and saves him from death again,
by spinning the words “SOME PIG” and “TERRIFIC” in her web.

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I am the runty, little pig, fit only for the ax, but beloved, befriended, and saved from death by our Savior’s love, by Jesus’ perfect friendship.
The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17   NIV
God delights in us and sings over us, “Some pig!”

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Linking with

Five Minute Friday - 4  Kate Motaung    Jennifer Dukes Lee

  Holley Gerth    Essential Fridays Linkup  Essential Things Devotions

Five Minute Friday:  Write for five minutes with the prompt “whisper.”

Posted on September 5, 2014, in Devotional and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Isn’t that the most incredible truth…that our God, the Creator of the Universe, of us, rejoices over us, sings over us, loves us. I am humbled by such a Truth as this.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda
    (a neighbor at Essential Fridays)

  2. PLUS…I love Charlotte’s Web! : )

  3. Oh how I love this post! I love imagining God tenderly whispering our names, and rejoicing over us!
    stopping by from FMF

  4. “God delights in us and sings over us …” This is a truth that more times than not, I cannot wrap my mind around. Thankfully, I do not have to understand it in order to accept it. Thankful that He does not see as I see. Blessings to you.

  5. One of my favorite books. I have read it to all my children. I love your analogy here. We are all just like Wilbur, and He whispers to us in spite of ourselves. He knows who we are.

    • Thanks for reading and for your comment, Patty. There are so many wonderful analogies in Charlotte’s Web. I remember being deeply affected by this story as a child, and now as adult and as a Christian, I understand more about love and friendship and self-sacrifice.

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