Queen Victoria's Dolls
Children of all ages love to play with dolls. Both boys and girls have played with various kinds of dolls for thousands of years. Queen Victoria of England played with dolls until she was fourteen years old. She owned dozens and dozens of dolls, and had made clothes for more than thirty of them. She especially liked small wooden dolls, 1 to 12 inches high with jointed arms and legs, called penny dolls. She had more than 100 of these. She also had a doll house where she kept many of the smaller ones.
Queen Victoria became queen at the age of 17, but she still loved her dolls and doll houses. Since the queen was so fond of them, thousands of other people wanted dolls and doll houses too, and toy makers were kept busy making them. If the queen liked something, then other people liked it too, and wanted it. It is strange, but true, that what a king or queen or any important person does, other people want to follow their example.
As a Christian boy or girl, are you setting a good example for others to follow? What we do and say affects others, even if we don't realize it. We can't try to please the Lord by ourselves; we must ask the Lord's help each day to shine for Him. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil.4:13.
If you are not a Christian, than you cannot please the Lord and set a good example. Have you come to the Lord Jesus as a poor, lost sinner and believed that His precious blood washes away all your sins: if you haven't, do it today, and then with the Lord's help you can shine for Him in this dark world.
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world." Phil.2:15