Friday, November 7, 2008

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

A few years ago, Laura Beth was a major fan of the Wizard of Oz. She watched it almost every day and we learned all we could about this movie. I was given a topic to teach teens about staying on the narrow path. I was to teach it twice. The first time I taught it I just was not happy with it. I came home and wanted to completely change it and while watching the movie with Laura Beth, I came upon these thoughts for you today. I hope this brings back some good memories for you as we look at the movie and as well as our spiritual journey this morning.

Dorothy had a goal in the movie. What was it? To go home.

We have a goal in our lives. What is it? To get to heaven. How we live on earth will determine our destination when this life is over. Allow me to share some thoughts with you on how we can better live our lives on earth so our destination can be heaven when this life is over.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Dorothy had a dream of a place that was far better than what she had here on earth. She kept thinking of a place “somewhere over the rainbow.” We have a place waiting for us that is much better than anything we have here on earth and that place is heaven. What do you think heaven will be like?
What does the Bible tell us heaven will be like?

Hebrews 11:16 – a city
Revelation 21:11 – made of costly stone; jasper
Revelation 21:18-21 – pure gold, clear glass; 12 fountains; 12 gates with pearls; streets of gold
Revelation 21:23-25 – God was the light; no night there
Revelation 22:2, 4 – tree of life bearing fruit and He shall be there

In order for Dorothy to get home, she had to follow a specific path. For us to reach our heavenly home, we must take a specific path and on that path we need the same things Dorothy and her friends needed on their path home.
I was blessed to present this lesson to our ladies' Bible class Wednesday morning. This is one of my favorite lessons to present and I thought I would share them with you. I will be posting a part of the lesson every couple of days or so. So, come back and comment on how you are walking down the yellow brick road as we strive for our special "somewhere over the rainbow."


Laura said...

What a great analogy to such a wonderful movie! Alise loves WOZ, but I still have to fast forward through most of the witch parts! I'm so glad she has learned to love this movie as much as I do.

Sandy said...

Very nice!! You are so good!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I never thought of it that way. Will continue to read Bible Study portions.

Julie said...

Amen, I think about that all the time living overseas... and realizing that I don't belong anywhere...

Michelle said...

Oh, I love this philosophy. I so see the parallels... and I'm glad it was well-received.

And thanks for stopping by my BATW tour. It's been a busy week, so my apologies for taking so long to get back. It was almost overwhelming! Come back and visit again soon!

Melissa Lester said...

Our Lads to Leaders group did their puppet skit on following the narrow brick road with lots of cute parallels to the Wizard of Oz. So I had lots of visuals in my mind as I read. Great lesson!

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