The Three Little Sigs

The Three Little Sigs (based on Matthew 7:24-27)

Once upon a time, there were three little sigs – Joe, Bill and Matt.  One day when they finally graduated, they left school for the real world.  Joe, the first sig, was very lazy, so he built his life on his own pleasures.  He got a job at the local sports bar.  (Hey, free beer, Sportscenter, and a continuous opportunity to meet desperate women.) He partied hard, shacked up every night, and became Gigolo Joe.

Then the worries of the world appeared at the door of his life.

“Little sig, little sig, let me come in!”

“No, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!”

“Then, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your life in.”

And the worries of the world destroyed Gigolo Joe’s life. He had to have a shotgun wedding, starting working at the factory with Dad-in-law, and Gigolo Joe became Good Ole’ Joe.

Bill, the second sig, was just plain foolish.  He built his life on the pursuit of riches.  he married little Katie Kappa.  He got a small business load, invested through E*Trade, and took his chances on the stock market.  Little Bill Sig hit is big and became Dollar Bill Sig.  He was “Money”. He built a mansion on the lake, lowered his handicap to 7, and sent the kids to private school.

Then the worries of the world appeared at the door of his life.

“Little sig, little sig, let me come in!”

“No, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!”

“Then, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your life in.”

And the worries of the world destroyed Dollar Bill’s life.  The stock market crashed, the IRS arrested him for tax evasion, and Dollar Bill was sent to the State Pen.

The third sig, Matt, was neither lazy nor foolish.  He built his life on the truth of God’s word.  He married Little Kappa Chaplain, worked hard to provide for his family, and was a faithful member of the church.

Then the worries of the world appeared at the door of his life.

“Little sig, little sig, let me come in!”

“No, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!”

“Then, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your life in.”

He lost his job, and even a family member died.  But he stood strong on the promises of God’s word.  No matter how hard the worries of the world huffed and puffed, it could not blow Matt’s life in.  Little Matt Sig had built his life on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s word.

by Jonathan D. Howes

 

 

 

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