Peter - A Short Story Parable
When someone does something bad to you do not do something bad to them but repay them with goodness.— Romans 12:21
What Is A Parable?
Jesus taught many valuable lessons using parables. Here are some of His best known parables.
- The Parable of the Sower (some refer to this one as The Parable of the Soils) Matthew 13:1-8, which is a tale of a person Who scatters seeds in different types of soils. The moral of the Parable is that when you plant seeds make sure the soil is good.
- The Parable of the Talents
- The Parable of the Good Samaritan
What is a Parable?
A parable is simply a story told to display a truth. In the hearer must judge for themselves what the truth is according to their heart. Jesus told parables to see how much the people listening truly understood God's calling for them and their lives.
The Parable of The Broken Window
Peter wanted to talk to his sister before she could go and tell mom what he had done. She was like that, always ratting him out. It was because she went to church and they kept telling her in Sunday school about this and that being sin.
So now every time Peter did something wrong his sister ran to mom and dad and told them all about his latest sin.
”After all” Peter thought, “I am not that bad”, “sure every once in a while I get into trouble but nothing major”. Well Peter said to himself “there was that one time I stole that pack of gum but surely nobody could hold that against me?” “It was only that one time”
Shaking his head at the thought that he might not be so good after all, Peter ran off, looking for his sister. They had gone to old Mister Filberts yard to play. Sarah, Peter’s sister didn’t want to go but Peter talked her into it, now she was the one who could get Peter in trouble.
Peter knew that old Mister Filbert had not seen them in his yard so he did not know who had broken the window in his shed. After all he deserved it, not allowing Peter and his friends to play on the sidewalk in front of his house. That was the best place to set up a ramp and jump bikes.
Old Man Filbert had yelled and shaken his hand at them and told them to go to their own yard to play. Peter and his friend did not like that the sidewalk was public property and they should be allowed to play there. So when his friends had left Peter snuck around to the back yard with a rock and tossed it at the shed window. The window broke with a loud crack.
Peter stood there smiling and thinking about how he had gotten even, but when he turned to go to his dismay Peter saw his sister. She was looking at him with such a terrified look on her face because of what she had seen Peter do. Well Sarah had run away as fast as she could and Peter was left wondering what to do. He had to find her and explain to her why he broke that window. Maybe she would understand and not rat him out.
Some questions to ponder
What should Peter do?
What would you do if you were in the same situation as Peter?
The Moral to this Parable
Every parable Jesus told had a moral or a lesson to be learned. If you read through the story of Peter there are several lessons for us.
1. Lying is never the answer. Lying only gets you ion more trouble. It is never the solution. The Bible says to speak the truth. Sure it may get you in trouble but it will be less trouble than you will get in by lying.
2. Never drag other people into your folly. Peter tried to get his sister to lie with him. Never get someone to do wrong because to cover up your wrongdoings.
3. Control your anger or it will control you. Peter let his anger take control of his actions. If he was truthful with himself he would have seen the error of his ways and moved on.
© 2020 Timothy Whitt