Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 75th Anniversary

For Fun
6 points

elebrating its 75th anniversary, “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” by Virginia Lee Burton unfurls a tale that resonates with timeless Christian values of purpose, dedication, and trust in God’s plan. Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, have faced many challenges together. Yet, in an era of progress where newer machinery pushes the old aside, they embark on one last mission to prove their worth. Their unwavering faith and commitment echo the biblical teachings of Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

For the younger audience and teenagers, this cherished tale is not just about a man and his machine but a profound lesson on the importance of believing in oneself and trusting in God’s divine plan. The journey of Mike and Mary Anne is reminiscent of life’s broader challenges, where sometimes we may feel outdated or undervalued. However, with dedication, hard work, and faith, there’s always a purpose God has set for each of us. The story serves as a heartwarming reminder that when faced with adversity, if we stay true to our calling and trust in the Lord, we will always find a way to shine and fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.

Book: Mike Mulligan