You see, this little zebra's diet consisted mainly of sugary snacks and he had had none. His mommy and daddy tried to explain that he would soon have all the sweet, sugary goodness he could imagine but he didn't believe them...
...and he laid down in protest thinking he might actually die.
His mean mommy and daddy, however, could not be so easily persuaded and forced him to go out into the cold, dark night and beg for his snacks. Little did he know the joy set before him.
At first, he did not understand what to do but after some coaching and perseverance he began to understand.
Before he knew it he was back home with a bucket full of the delectable goodness for which his heart sings. This made William very happy.
Little zebra learned an important lesson - good things come to those who listen and obey Mommy and Daddy.
But there is a greater truth to be learned...
Matthew 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him.
The Father desires to lead you in paths that lead to peace and joy beyond anything we can fathom. Are you responding like our little zebra? Would you rather lay down and die than follow? Unlike our story, He won't make you go. You must chose to follow. When you do, you will find that trust in Him brings perfect peace, and obedience brings an abundance of joy.