Jasper’s Old Shed
Originally written in 1897
For more than forty years, Jonas Jasper and his small shop have been fixtures in a poor part of the town of Helmstone. Two young brothers have taken a liking to Jasper and often frequent his shop, whiling away the time by sitting on a few barrels and shooting the breeze.
As God starts to work deeply in the lives of the boys, He places on their hearts a special desire to share His love with Jasper—but Jasper is too stuck in his old ways to accept anything new. Though they do not have much to offer, the young boys do not give up on reaching his heart.
Through their courage and through the power of God’s word, we can see how an old, worry-worn life, can be made new! How many hardened hearts do we know in our own neighborhoods who just need God’s tender word, gently poured out on them?
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to Me: Ages 6-8
Read on My Own: Ages 9-12
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