He knew he shouldn't use matches without permission from his parents. But he ignored the feeling that warned him of the danger and raided the matchbox in the cabin. Back in the field, he lit one little match and prepared to set the parched June grass ablaze...
Readers of all ages will resonate with this wonderful true story that demonstrates the blessings of obedience and "the dangers that can come from something as small as one little match."
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By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
One of the things we most love about President Thomas S. Monson is his willingness to beautifully share personal experiences with us.
Here he tells us of a time when as a little boy he made a poor decision.
In his mind he thought it would work out so perfectly.
Just use one little match to burn the weeds that would take forever to pull by hand.
He thought that it would somehow just go out when the circle was big enough for his friends to have a campfire.
But in reality it was not the best of plans.
He knew he was doing a wrong by using the match.
Now so many years later he easily could have kept this part of his life from us.
Instead he shares with us to teach us the lesson of obedience.
"Rules and laws are created to keep us safe."
A book for the whole family!
By Heidi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved this beautiful book! The illustrations are gorgeous and help tell the story very well. And the author tells the story in his typical straightforward and simple way. This is a powerful story about the need for rules and laws and what can happen when we ignore them. Tommy makes one seemingly small decision and it had disastrous results. It's a reminder that the choices we make do have consequences that we generally can't control. Highly recommended.
By Brett, Submitted on 2015-02-25
One little match is a great read for a person of any age. I enjoyed it very much. It is a great book for any family collection. The illustrations are well done. I would highly recommend this book