On the fifteenth of May, in the jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool,He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys… When Horton the elephant heard a small noise.
So Horton stopped splashing. He looked towards the sound.“That’s funny,” thought Horton. “There’s no one around. ”Then he heard it again! Just a very faint yelp As if some tiny person were calling for help.
“I’ll help you,” said Horton. “But who are you? Where?” He looked and he looked. He could see nothing there But a small speck of dust blowing past though the air.
“I say!” murmured Horton. “I’ve never heard tell Of a small speck of dust that is able to yell.
So you know what I think?…Why, I think that there must Be someone on top of that small speck of dust!
Some sort of a creature of very small size, too small to be seen by an elephant’s eyes…
“…some poor little person who’s shaking with fear That he’ll blow in the pool! He has no way to steer!
I’ll just have to save him. Because, after all, A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Dr Seuss “Horton Hears a Who” is great fun! Just think what we can learn from the story. It actually teaches many lessons such as standing up for those that don't have a voice and can't be heard and making our own voices heard.
Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust.
No matter how small or young we are, God can use us .
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."
-1 Timothy 4:12
Dear Lord, we pray that we will never look down on somebody because of there size or age. We pray that we will see the potential that you see in them or in our selves. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.