Max lucado story about dots
You Are Special (Wemmicksville, #1) by Max Lucado
Max was interested in helping children understand their value - not from the worlds perspective, but from Gods. Wemmicksville is a land created by Eli, the God figure of the story. He creates each Wemmick in Wemmicksville uniquely, each with its own look and personality. Each story and video is a new adventure with the citizens of Wemmicksville. Punchinello is the central character, along with his friends Lucia, Splint, and Chip. When Punchinello strays from Eli, he begins to have problems. Only when Punchinello stays close to Eli does he clearly see how to walk through his life in Wemmicksville.
In this heartwarming tale, Eli helps Punchinello understand how special he is-no matter what other Wemmicks may think. Children will learn a vital lesson-regardless of how the world sees them, God loves each of them just as they are.
💛Wemmicks • You are mine ⛪️
You Are Special
In a village, there live many different Wemmicks. The Wemmicks walk around all day and give each other either a gold star or a gray dot sticker. A Wemmick named Punchinello always tries his best to receive gold stars from the other Wemmicks but only receives gray dots for not doing well enough. One day he meets a Wemmick named Lucia who doesn't have any gold stars or gray dots because they don't stick to her. Punchinello doesn't want any stickers on him either so Lucia tells him to visit their maker, Eli. Eli explains to Punchinello that if he is not bothered by what the other Wemmicks think then the star and dots will not stick to him either. You Are Special introduces the idea of what being special means and if it matters.
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By Max Lucado Punchinello always tries his best to receive gold stars from the other Wemmicks but only receives gray dots for not doing well enough. In the story, being special is defined by the woodcarver Eli as being made uniquely.
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Gordon Wong shared a most impactful message which touched me greatly. I walked away from the service deeply encouraged. If you decide to read the story below, please read it slowly. Take your time to savor the words. You can also click on this Youtube video and listen to the narration as you read. It goes like this:.
The Wemmicks were small wooden people. Every one of the Wemmicks were different. Some had big noses, others had large eyes. Some were tall and others were short. Some wore hats, others wore coats. But all were made by the same carver and all lived in the same village. All day long, every day, the Wemmicks did the same thing.
There is something about sitting around a fire that lights a sparks within us, comforts us, keeps us safe and allows us to share. Ancient traditions knew this- the fire cooked their food, kept them warm and kept the wolves away keeping them safe from danger. It was there they would share stories, their traditions, their values and beliefs. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time, it is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering.