In the end, it will be okay because God is always with us.
Whether we like it or not, growing up brings change. For many children, this conjures fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don’t have to be afraid?
Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances—and they don’t like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids’ faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God.
Written by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, It Will Be Okay will help kids discover that the end, it really will be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always with us.
Trim Size: 9 x 9
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.
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Trusting God through Fear and Change
By Lysa TerKeurst, Natalia Moore
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2014 Lysa TerKeurst, LLC
All rights reserved.
In a dusty shed, on a rickety shelf, hidden in a cozy packet, lived a tiny seed.
Day after day, Little Seed watched as the Farmer came into the shed. The Farmer's strong hand would reach into the packet, and He would say, "I have a good plan for you," each time He selected a seed.
Little Seed knew the Farmer was good and kind, but he did not want to leave his home.
Little Seed liked living inside the cozy packet on the rickety shelf in the Farmer's dusty shed.
He did not want to go.
In the nearby woods under the big, tall trees, in a comfy den, lived a playful fox.
Little Fox raced around the tree trunks in the woods.
he shouted with glee
But then a long, black shadow scared him, and he hurried to hide in his den. He was scared of the dark shadows.
And howling winds. And rain. And most everything.
Little Fox liked his comfy den under the big, tall trees in the nearby woods.
He did not like being afraid.
One particularly dark night, a storm rumbled into the forest. Thunder boomed. Lightning flashed. Rain poured into Little Fox's den.
Little Fox cried as he scurried through the woods, trying to find somewhere safe and dry and not scary. He barreled inside the Farmer's dusty shed, bumped into the rickety shelf, and knocked over the cozy seed packet.
Little Seed rolled out onto the floor.
A surprised Little Fox found himself standing nose to nose with a very unhappy Little Seed.
"I am Little Fox, and I live in the den under the big, tall trees in the nearby woods," he explained. "I love to play in the woods ... but I'm afraid of dark shadows and howling winds," he said. "There are no winds or shadows in your shed. Can I live here with you?
"Will you be my friend?"
Little Seed said, "Do you see a pillow? Do you see a bed? Do you see a place to lay your wet head? No, you don't! Because this safe place is the Farmer's shed."
But then Little Seed thought of how safe and warm it was inside the cozy packet on the rickety shelf in the Farmer's dusty shed. He thought it might be quite nice to have a friend.
Little Fox and Little Seed became the best of friends.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are a sappy sentimental momma like me, I would suggest having a box of tissue handy when first reading this book. The story centers around Little Fox, Little Seed, and the Farmer. Little Seed is very content to live in his comfy seed packet in the warm and dry shed. He knows his environment and what to expect day after day. Kind of like you and I in our comfy houses. Little Fox has a nice and cozy den that he lives in but it can be scary when the storms come. On one such stormy day Little Fox seeks out the shed for shelter and meets Little Seed. Before you know it they become the very best of friends. All is well until one day the Farmer, who by the way is " always good and always kind" decides it is time to plant the seed. Suddenly Little Seed finds himself in a place he's never been and he's scared. The farmer assures him that he knows what's best and to trust him. Trust is easy in a nice and safe environment, but when the place you find yourself is unknown it can be terrifying. Little Fox doesn't know what has happened to his new friend. Kind of like how we mommas feel when our little one is out of our sight. Is everything okay? Will my little one be safe? But for those of us that trust in the Father, we have the assurance that He is always watching even when we don't realize it. The same can be said about the Farmer in the story. Before long Little Seed began to flourish in his new environment. In fact he eventually grows into a beautiful tree that provides great pleasure for his friend Little Fox. By trusting the Farmer, Little Seed grew to be what he was designed to be. I love the message that this book helps us instill in our kids. When the Father is looking out after you, there is absolutely nothing that escapes His attention. We can trust Him because He is always good and kind and He is watching over us even in the dark and scary places. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Summary: Little Seed doesn’t want to leave his cozy seed packet on the shelf in the garden shed. Little Fox does not like being afraid, but there are lots of scary things outside his comfy den. On one stormy night, Little Seed and Little Fox meet, and an endearing friendship forms. As Little Seed and Little Fox face changes in their lives, they not only learn lessons about friendship, but also truths about the Farmer, who is good and kind and always watching over them. Even when they don’t know it. My Thoughts: I’m a fan of Lysa TerKeurst, so when I heard about her new children’s book, I thought it would be fun to read with my preschool-age sister. Little Sister loved the book, and I did too. It’s a book that resonates not only with younger kids growing up and facing change, but older kids who face a different set of changes. I read this around the time I graduated from college, in a time filled with “what next?” questions about career, calling, and exercising faith muscles. It’s a heartwarming story with charming illustrations about friendship, change, and the promise that it really will be okay because God is good, God is kind, and God is always watching over us. Even when we don’t know it. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”