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|The Parable of Kandu
|Lessons in a Parable for Christian Homeschool, Sunday School, and VBS
| A TEACHING PARABLE
The Parable of Kandu is a special edition of the story of Kandu and the Magic
Meadow. It is a story of exploring life and color beyond ordinary routine and mundane
existence. It is a Christian parable, recognizable to those who have taken the journey to
faith in Jesus Christ. At the end of the story, the parable is explained scene by scene in the
book, with a letter to children inviting them to seek and find light and life in Jesus Christ.
Here is a synopsis, with related scriptures below:
Kandu enjoys his life in the dark rainforest with his friends and the games they play together. It is
home, and it is comfortable to him. But his imagination is captivated by the glimpses he gets of a
world beyond when the sunlight pierces the shadows. The light’s warmth and illumination compels
Kandu to seek the source of its beauty.
His curiosity leads him to explore beyond his immediate environment for something that might
answer his questions. He follows the beckoning sunbeam with determination to a place where
colors glow and welcome him to participate in all the meadow has to offer. The meadow satisfies
his hunger and thirst, and adds new color and vitality to his appearance and experience.
Kandu’s questions are answered with many surprising adventures more wonderful than he
expected. His discovery is so invigorating he is eager to share it with his friends. When Kandu
returns home, his friends see his transformation and want to share his experience. So Kandu
shows them the way, and they too are uniquely and distinctly transformed in their individuality—not
mere copies of Kandu’s colors. They take great delight as they make many new discoveries and
changes during their continuing visits to the meadow.
Teaching Scriptures relevant to the parable:
John 8:12 "Jesus said to them, 'I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light of life."
Romans 1:19-20 "The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen by the
things He created."
2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness has shone in our
hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door will
be opened to you."
Hebrew 11:6 "God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled."
2 Corinthians 5:17 "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold,
all things are become new."
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto Me and I will answer you, and show you great and wonderful things you
know nothing about."
Mark 5:19 "Go home to your friends and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you."
Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify
your Father who is in heaven."
Romans 12:2 "Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Philippians 4:19 "God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."