Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Beauty is only skin deep

We may have a tie for first place for favorite Valentine card in this ridiculous family of mine.

Also in the running is one of Lily's early Valentines.

But certainly first place for this year goes to Abraham (6).

Karen is one of the longsuffering ladies in our church (read: Sunday School teacher to 2- and 3-yr. olds and head baby-sitter for 25 children 10 and under during their mothers' book study). She recently had the children decorate Valentines for their craft during the book study.

At the end of the craft, Abraham handed her a Valentine and announced it was for her.

She looked at the front.

("Mrs. Jones")

Then she opened it.

Being an expert at decoding, she read slowly, "Appears to be deeper than the skin of his."

She stopped. "Abraham?" she asked. "Is this something you copied for me?"

"Yes!" he answered. "From the Bible!"

"Show me," she said.

He grabbed a pew Bible and turned until he found the right page. "Right here!" he pointed.

And then she found the source of her Valentine text.

Leviticus 13:3

New King James Version (NKJV)
The priest shall examine the sore on the skin of the body; and if the hair on the sore has turned white, and the sore appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is a leprous sore. Then the priest shall examine him, and pronounce him unclean.

In all of her years of teaching (and there have been many, many Valentines in those years), this is the



Leprosy Valentine 

she has ever received.



  1. AMAZING!!!! Sue m.

  2. That made me laugh out loud. And snort. :)

  3. That's a keeper! Precious!!!!

  4. I love it....tell Karen that's a compliment! Maybe she could frame it and give it to him when he graduates from high school!

  5. That Abraham...what a romantic!

  6. Wow, I haven't laughed this hard in a while...

  7. I had to read about Lily's attempt. Oh, my!!! Laughing so hard here. LOL!!!

  8. What I mean, is I read both of them. Either was funny, together ... almost TOO funny. Still giggling. ;)


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