6 Times Dr. Seuss Taught Us the Gospel

With the Littlest Who

In Horton Hears a Who, the tiny Whos reminds us that the Lord can make small things become great.

When Horton the elephant finds an entire world on a speck of dust, he wants to find a safe place for the speck and its tiny residents. However, he is quickly ridiculed by his friends who don’t believe the tiny Whos on the speck actually exist. In order to save their home and prove that their elephant protector is not crazy, all of the Whos make as much noise as they can, but it is not until the littlest Who yells “Yopp!” that the other animals hear them and believe Horton:

“And that Yopp… That one small extra Yopp put it over! Finally, at last! From that speck on that clover their voices were heard! They rang out clear and clean. And the elephant smiled.
“Do you see what I mean?... They’ve proved they ARE persons, not matter how small. And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of ALL!”

Horton’s observations sound remarkably similar to a scripture in Alma 37: 6-7.

“Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
"And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.”

The Lord knows each one of us and He hears us, no matter how small and unrecognized we feel. He knows our individual potential, and if we are humble and willing, He can use us to bless His children and change lives, just like the littlest Who.

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