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.
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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Kate Motaung Jennifer Dukes Lee
Holley Gerth Essential Things Devotions
Five Minute Friday: Write for five minutes with the prompt “whisper.”