The Parable of the Lily, written by Liz Curtis Higgs and illustrated by Nancy Munger, is a good family story to dialogue about forgiveness and grace. A young girl, Maggie, receives a gift (a wooden crate of dirt (that she doesn’t appreciate it. The gift, as you can probably tell from the title, is revealed to be a lily bulb. The story follows her actions and those of her father (who gave her the gift). We especially like that appropriate Bible verses are printed throughout the book to help the reader make the correlation between this story and the true story of Easter. We hope that you and your family enjoy learning from this parable about love and forgiveness!
*What did you learn from this story?
*Who does Maggie represent?
*Who does the farmer represent?
*Who does the bulb represent?
*How does this story tell us more about God’s love?