Thursday, May 13, 2010

Veggie Tales Dave and the Giant Pickle: A Lesson in Self-Esteem

     Veggie Tales Dave and the Giant Pickle: A Lesson in Self-Esteem is another high-quality, very entertaining portraying of a famous Bible story. Though the story of David and Goliath is one that many children learn and can understand on some level, this rendition of the conflict makes more aspects of what was at stake accessible. We all come up against people and situations that seem too big for us to handle. At those times, others may suggest a slew of solutions that have worked for them, but they may not be right for us.
     This movie addresses that size and height don’t matter if your intentions and your focus are right. Oftentimes kids become frustrated because they don’t feel as if they are heard or that they can make a big difference in how things turn out. Through amusing characters, well-orchestrated songs, and clever animation, kids and parents can see that this isn’t the case. If we spend too much time looking at all that we lack, we’ll get discouraged. If we spend more time centering on all that God is, we’ll have more hope. Many times throughout the Bible God has chosen someone who is just about the least likely candidate for a job, but through His grace and power, He turns the person into a force to be reckoned with who overcomes great odds.  I’ve found children to be some of the best spiritual directors, so it makes sense that these kid-friendly, caregiver approved movies will speak to the truths they already hold and remind us of often if we take the time to listen.

You can purchase this movie here.
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