Wednesday, 29 December 2010

He's done it again!

“Time for bed, Danny” he said as he softly gestured toward the clock. The hour hand showed number ten.

“So soon? Can’t I stay up any longer daddy?” Danny replied.

“Not today son, you’ll need rest for tomorrow. It’ll be your first day at school.”

Mr. Williams stood up and gave Danny a gentle backrub.

“I’ll read you a bedtime story if it helps.”

“A story?! Can we read ‘the adventures of Capt. Joshua’? Please daddy, please!” pleaded Danny as he jumped up and down the couch.

“Alright. Now up to bed you go.” said Mr. Williams gently.


Danny beamed from ear to ear. It was obvious that Danny was delighted. Of all the bedtime stories, ‘the adventures of Capt. Joshua’ was his favourite by far. He hurried up the stairs into his attic room filled with excitement.

Mr. Williams followed slowly up the stairs. He removed the book from its shelf.

‘The adventures of Captain Joshua’ read the title. It wasn’t an old book, but its pages had already started to turn brown and its edges started to shrivel- it made some of the edges of the pages look like little doggy ears. It wasn’t the first time he had read it to his son.

Mr. Williams sat by the bed, cleared his throat and began.

“The town of Gallisville was a town along the coast. Its people were a nice and friendly bunch. But lurking in the darkness of a nearby cave was Evy the evil dragon..”

Mr. Williams was a good story teller and Danny was an even better audience- every change in intonation of Mr. Williams’ narration produced a similar change in Danny’s expressions. When the people of Gallisville were under attack, Danny would squirm in his bed pleading for help. When Joshua appeared, Danny would breathe a sigh of relief. When Evy engaged in battle with Joshua, Danny would fight alongside him and when Joshua triumphed over Evy, Danny rejoiced with the people of Gallisville.

“.. And the people of Gallisville lived happily ever after.”

By this time, Danny was jumping up and down in bed in celebration. Mr. Williams smiled to himself as he placed the book back to its shelf. His son’s enthusiasm was infectious. It happens every single time he tells this story.

Eventually, Danny calmed down and was ready for bed. As Mr. Williams was tucking his son into bed, he asked him.

“Tell me Danny, I read this story to you all the time. Every single time you end up jumping on the bed when Captain Joshua triumphs over Evy. Does this story ever get boring to you?”

Danny was surprised that his dad would ask such a ridiculous question. He immediately replied:

“Don’t be silly daddy. Of course it doesn’t. Can’t you see daddy? He’s done it again, he’s done it again! Captain Joshua has saved the day again!”


Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” -Matthew 19:14


Don't let me lose my wonder by Keith and Kristyn Getty

I've seen days melt into nights, in circles of lights,
I've watched a spider spin a star between the window box flowers,
I've heard you laugh and cry in a single sigh, and a story form within.

Don't let me lose my wonder.
Don't let me lose my wonder.

I saw her broken, dreams inside, but helping others fly,
I saw his eyes, without a doubt, though other lights faded out,
And though her calling roared, such graciousness flowed
From the vision of her soul.

A baby cried through the dark beneath a jeweled spark,
I knew Your voice upon the hill and heard my lostness still,
I found my home in the light, where wrong was made right
And You rose like the morning star.

Don't let me lose my wonder
Don't let me lose my wonder.


  1. HAHA! Nice story Peter=) That's a good reminder of not taking God for granted!

  2. hi hui ming! glad you enjoyed the story. indeed a good reminder.. =)