I'm a Joke!
Dorothy often made jokes about how she looked! She didn't like much
about herself! She was embarrassed about her hands. She
thought her whole body was fat and ugly! She wasn't proud of her
nose and would often referred to it as her huge "Schnoz!" You would
often hear her making jokes about herself like:
"When God was handing out Noses,
I thought He said Roses so I asked for a Red one!"
"When God was handing out Feet
I thought He said Sweets so I asked for two Big ones!"
She would often page through beauty magazines and say, "Oh, I don't look
like that!" Like so many other girls she compared herself with
what the world thinks is beauty, but she didn't hear God whispering,
"All that is pretend and beauty passing!" All she heard was
another voice whispering, "You're Ugly!"
The Amazing Idea:
One night while everyone was sleeping, sounds came from Dorothy's room!
But it wasn't Dorothy talking it was - her Body!
"Well, I'm tired of being insulted!" exclaimed Miss Hand. "Imagine
being called a huge 'Schnoz' all the time!" replied Nose. "She
doesn't seem to understand that without me she wouldn't be able to see
at all!" added Eyes.  "She can't hear without us!" said Ears, "We
have always done our best for her and now all she cares about is how
we Look and not what we Do for her!"
"Now, now! Let's all calm down and decide what we should do about
it," responded Miss Lips, "But I don't think she has a nice thing to
say about any of us!" "That's right, she complains that we stink!"
rumbled a deep voice. "Who said that?" asked Ears.
"Down here!" came the reply. Everybody looked down at Feet.
"Did she say you stink?" asked Eyes, "I wonder if she knows it's
because of the silly shoes she wears? "And what about me?" asked
Thighs, "She called me 'Thunder Thighs' yesterday and hasn't eaten
anything for two days! She really isn't looking after all of us is
Miss Lips suddenly had an idea: "Listen everybody, I have an amazing idea!
Okay, here's the plan ....." Everybody listened very
carefully and couldn't wait till morning! Dorothy was in for a big
I'm a Nightmare!
Next morning Dorothy woke up and wondered why she couldn't see so well!
She rubbed her eyes but it didn't help. She sat up in bed
and gave a yelp, "Ouch!" It hurt to sit - it felt as if all her
bones were sticking through her skin! With that she got up and fell
flat on her face!
"Ouch!" Her feet just gave in as if they had no strength! What
was happening? She looked back to her bed and her eyes nearly
popped out - for most of her hair was on the pillow! She touched
her head hoping to find more hair, but all she felt was smooth bare skin!
Now, how could she go around bald?
This couldn't be happening so she crawled to the mirror where she had
spent so many hours and gasped at what she saw - "It" had came straight
out of a horror movie! Her ears had grown bigger, her nose had
disappeared ... and where were her lips? "THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!"
she screamed. She closed her eyes and cried and cried!
She suddenly remembered that her teacher had once told her that God made us
to look like Himself. If we hate how we look, we are insulting God!
She realized that she had made jokes about herself and she was
hurting God! She hadn't appreciated that she could see and hear and
walk and talk! She looked up to heaven and asked God to forgive her
for not loving herself!
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Exhausted from this ordeal she fell asleep, and when she at last woke up
she was in her bed again! She jumped up and ran to the mirror and
gave a huge sigh of relief. Dorothy didn't know if she had dreamt
it or if it was real, but she was back to normal again!
She spoke to her Children's Church leader who explained to her that she
should not depend on a fine hairstyle or fine clothes to make her
beautiful. She should rather have a gentle and quiet spirit in her
heart as this gives lasting beauty. He told her to read 1 Peter
3:3-4 and pray about her shape:
"Don't depend on a fine hairstyle
or wearing gold jewels and fine
clothes to make you beautiful.
Rather have lasting beauty in your
heart from a gentle and quiet spirit
and this is very precious to
Today she thanks God that she is healthy, and if she should get fat, there
will be more for God and others to love!