Reviewer: Margaret Welwood
I Corinthians 3:9 for Children
“Can it be that I need to go home . . . ?” asks a sadder and wiser Yoj. He is beginning to understand that our gifts are not “items” to be used for selfish reasons, but rather talents to be employed where and how the Giver intends. Indeed, the doll maker learns that using his gift without the blessing and guidance of the Giver brings no joy, fulfillment, or help to others.
What a useful lesson this is! “We are labourers together with God” (I Cor. 3:9)—not just for Him, and certainly not without Him.
I shared the “The Kingdom of Thrim” with my 10-year-old granddaughter, and—no surprise here—she came up with an entirely different take on the story. As she reflected on Yoj’s concern for the other factory workers, Tina commented, “I liked that it showed that you should always be kind to someone.”