Growing
    Footnotes

    “Growing,” Friend, Apr. 1984, 15

    Growing

    A tiny seed can grow to be

    Thumb and index finger together

    A shady, leafy apple tree.

    Arms held up as branches

    A bunny has a funny habit

    Wiggle nose

    Of growing up to be a rabbit.

    Two fingers (ears) up; stroke with other hand

    Have you seen a pollywog?

    Hands swimming

    It will grow up to be a frog.

    Left palm up for lily pad; right hand (frog) jumps onto pad

    What of children in a row?

    Both hands, all fingers up

    Do you think that they will grow?

    Arms extended up

    Of course they will, and there is One

    Pointer finger up

    In whose image they become.

    Right arm up

    Children of God may grow to be

    Nod head yes

    Like Him by living faithfully.

    Fold arms