Do you know how the Robbin got his red breast??

Robin Redbreast - He singed his breast
@weemam (13377)
May 6, 2007 3:45pm CST
This was a story we heard at Church today, The minister was giving the children's address, and he was saying about legends associated with the bible . he was asking the children if they knew about the story of how the robin got his red breast, He said the story went that there was a fire in the stable to keep the baby Jesus warm and it was going out, the robin went down beside the fire and fanned the embers with its wings in doing this he managed to rekindle the flames but he singed his breast, I thought this was such a lovely story and the children really enjoyed it too xx
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@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
6 May 07
Thank you for sharing that story, I love robins, so did my beloved nan, she sadly passed away some time ago and both me and mum believe that when we see a robin in the garden it's nan. Mum even talks to a robin who flies down beside her 'Hi nan' Once when I was at nursery I was in the garden watching the children play when a robin came down and landed on my shoe. The children were amazed and didn't startle or worry the little robin. It was beautiful to see I only wish I had a camera.
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@weemam (13377)
6 May 07
your nan must have been a lovely lady pal , and what a lovely story , take care my friend xx
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
6 May 07
Yes Weemam that was a lovely Story and do you know something the First time I ever saw a Robin was 2 weeks ago and I was amazed I had seen them in Pictures but never one in front of me It sat there quite a while and Gissi was getting impatient because I just stood there and watched this beautiful Creature
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@weemam (13377)
6 May 07
we have one thats sits on the fence outside the living room window most days and sings a we song , Hubby says its probably different ones but someone told me they were territorial so I think its the same one , and I like the idea of it being the same one xx
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
6 May 07
Awww that is so sweet I would love to hear it
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@weemam (13377)
6 May 07
I will try and get a picture of it some time and email it too you pal xx
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• Philippines
7 May 07
this is a good story to tell. it will make the children think that it is good to help others. helping others can make us acquire the beautiful colors of life. for the robin it was that reddish colors at the chest. for us, it will be the good marks that we will have in our lives which we shall cherish and others will value until we die.
• United States
6 May 07
Not just lovely it is precious. I can picture it happening :)) thanks hon for sharing :)))
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
6 May 07
That's a lovely story. Thanks for sharing.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
7 May 07
Hi Wee,I had never heard this story before.It is sweet.What a nice story for children.I will have to tell my grandkids.They love stories.It is interested how these stories start.I wonder who made it up in the first place.Did he mention an author?The Indian tribes (US American Indians) have many stories about animals and how they became what they are. xoxoxo
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@weemam (13377)
7 May 07
I will be telling mine too pal , they weren't there this week he didn't mention an author ,, no xxxxx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
7 May 07
What a cute story. That minister sounds like he is very good at teaching children.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
7 May 07
That was a good story, weemam. The robin has a very compassionate heart that he quickly tried to protect Jesus. Thanks for sharing.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
7 May 07
It is amazing how a little story like this one, can speak to people, adults as well! and it will stay with you for years.
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@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
7 May 07
that's a lovely story, tells about giving - a beautiful way to care for. thanx for sharing weemam. convey my thanks to the minister aswell, he is douing a great job.
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
7 May 07
That's a really beautiful legend weemam. It's great that your minister addresses the children of your congregation, as mine often does too. Take care.
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