Parable of the Lily
On a cold winter day, Maggie receives a mysterious letter informing her that a gift is on its way. When the package arrives, Maggie is disappointed to find a box of dirt with an ugly bulb inside, but her attitude is transformed when, on an early spring morning, the bulb teaches her the true meaning of Easter. This inspiring story is part of Liz Curtis Higgs' Parable Series, winner of the ECPA Christian Book Award. 28 pages, hc. ~ Rachel
Maggie, the farmer's youngest daughter, loves getting gifts, especially mysterious ones. One wintry day, she receives a package in the mail. She excitedly opens the package to find a bulb buried in a crate of dirt. This was not what Maggie expected. She had hoped for a doll or a game, not a bulb that would one day become a plant. When spring comes, she finds the bulb in the cellar and tosses the lifeless thing into the garden, never to think of it again. . . . Until she walks outside on Easter morning and finds the most beautiful lily she has ever seen. Through the unique gift of a bulb, Maggie discovers the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.