As far back as I can remember, I have always loved reading Aesop’s Fables. One day I sat down and began to write one of my own. The difference was that I used a verse of Scripture to establish the “Moral of the story.”
The horse and the apple
It was a warm sunny day as the horse walked lazily through the pasture. Coming to an apple tree, the horse spied a red delicious apple. Stretching out his neck, the horse was barely able to touch the apple with the tip of his tongue. “Oh what shall I do,” said the worried horse. “The apple is just outside of my reach and I have nothing with which to grab it.” Off in the distance a cow bird, noticing the horses’ plight, flew over to the horse and said, “Let me help you with that.” Standing on the horses head, the bird plucked the apple from the tree so that it fell to the ground. With a grateful heart the horse thanked the cow bird for her generosity and hungrily ate the delightful treat.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2 ESV)