Learning from A.A. Milne.

There has been a mini-revolution in the world of animated bears. Winnie the Pooh has returned to his rightful home in the genteel rolling hills and valleys of England.

Of course you may wonder why the excitement, but when an English bear starts to speak with an American accent then something is just not cricket!!

My daughter was delighted at the news, for she was a fan of the original Winnie the Pooh books and was not impressed with the Disney versions of the stories.

As we were looking through some of the old stories I was reminded that some of us are not unlike the characters whom A.A. Milne brought so wonderfully to life.

Eeyore is the first who springs to mind. I loved Eeyore but my goodness was he not full of doom and gloom? Here was a donkey who never saw the good in anything, everything had a down side and Eeyore himself believed that he was worthy of nothing good.

Do you believe as Eeyore ? Do you believe that you are worthless, that you deserve nothing short of an umbrella with holes? Its time to lift your head up, to see the good things that God has blessed you with. Remember you abide under the shelter of the Almighty!!

Maybe you are like Rabbit. He believes that he is better than the rest of the toys. He believes that he is superior and has a greater knowledge that either Pooh or Owl. Rabbit likes to stand and pontificate to anyone whom he can corner. He alone has the answers, and they all ought to follow His words. Inevitably rabbit s words either get the gang lost, in trouble, or both.

Then there is Pooh. Pooh knows that he does not know everything, Pooh knows that he will sometimes get it wrong but that does not stop him trying. Pooh knows that he will never be strong unless he is in the safe arms of Christopher Robin. Pooh cherishes his friends, neer condemns them, and always looks for the best in everyone.

So who are you like?

Answers on a postcard to "The Hundred Acre wood".

Shani Matthews @shanijane ·

Good blog mother dear. I think I'm caught somewhere between pooh and the ever bouncing tigger. Somedays though, I can relate to piglet and eeyore but rabbit plain annoys me!

But I'm such a fan of Winnie the pooh! It never gets old! :)

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

:clap: I relate to Tigger as well I am afraid. Those who know me will see the resemblance.

I was just thinking this about Pooh, however. After I finished reading your blog, I recalled how much Christopher Robin loved his "silly old bear". Even when he makes silly mistakes. This is reassuring to me for how much more does God love us even when we make silly mistakes?

On a side note, I have a darling little Winnie-the-Pooh wearing a Santa cap. My husband's uncle used to work at Disney Word and he bought him for me one Christmas when we were visiting. When I see my little Pooh Bear, I will remember your blog, Bethy. I will remember how much God loves and cares for me... and all of us.


K :princess:

Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

And depending on the situation we can change characters twice within the hour if needs be :dance:

Billy Beard @billyb ·

I really like the show. Can't get my son to watch it now though:(.

Bethy, a very refreshing read, as always. I am a little of all of em I like to think. But I do like my doom-and-gloom. And, I like honey too! And that bouncing everywhere tigger, what can I say? "Slow down". Owl is 'cool'. Rabbit is...rabbit.

Thank you. God Bless.

Tan Yeowhwa @silverpen ·

Indeed it seems that I have a bit of them all. But most importantly, may God help me to be me. :wink:

Thanks for sharing this interesting blog, Sister Bethy

Blessings always

From Hwa Silverpen

Alison Stewart @kiwibird ·

I vaguely recall my daughter saying something about one day writing about all the characters in Winnie the Pooh from a Christian perspective. Thank you for introducing these thoughts to CB. Like many others, I think I exhibit traits of all the different characters at some point in my life. It is a long time since I have read Winnie the Pooh to my husband and children (all voices included) but I look forward to doing the same with the next generation. We have a lot we can learn from these characters ;-D


Art Schnatterly @aliveintheword ·

Well, my friend, most would see me as an Eeyore-ish Owl. Now, Eeyore has an excuse. How would you feel if people kept sticking pins in your behind?

Great and entertaining message, mz bethy!

Didya check out the pic of the men in the cornfield?

Shalom, Art

Valarie Quick @secondrider ·

As a young Christian, I was a lot like Piglet. "Oh m-my!" And now I have Eeyore days, but mostly Tigger! Yep! I am that irritating, and I don't care! Ha! And, smartie-potato, it depends on the American accent. We've got a million of them!

shalom Pooh friends! secondrider


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