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THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE.  Written my Lanetta Blackwell


WRITTEN BY Sister L. Spencer

Professional Child Care Provider, Youth Sunday School Teacher

and writer of Children's stories



IT WAS A SATURDAY MORNING AND AMAYA LAY BACK ON THE LIVINGROOM COUCH WATCHING THE BIG TELEVISION. WHEN AMAYA SAW HER FAVORITE COMMERCIAL SHE YELLED FOR HER MOM TO COME. THE COMMERCIAL WAS OF A LITTLE GIRL WEARING A BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE THAT GLOWED IN THE DARK. MOTHER STOOD IN THE LIVINGROOM WITH HER HANDS ON HER HIPS. “AMAYA, WHAT DO YOU WANT?” MOTHER ASKED. “YOU KNOW I AM TRYING TO CLEAN UP THE HOUSE.” AMAYA STOOD BY THE TELEVISION POINTING AT THE BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE THAT THE GIRL WAS WEARING. “COULD YOU PLEASE BUY ME THAT NECKLACE?” “IT’S CALLED A CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK, AND CAN CHANGE INTO EIGHT DIFFERENT COLORS,” AMAYA EXCITEDLEY SAID. “I HAVE TO HAVE IT MOM, PLEASE!” “AMAYA, I’M NOT BUYING ANY TOYS FOR A WHILE,” MOTHER SAID. “YOU HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF IN YOUR ROOM AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT I HAVE TO PAY SOME BILLS.” “AH MAN!” AMAYA SAID.


AMAYA WENT UP TO HER ROOM, SHE WAS PRETTY UPSET. SHE REALLY WANTED THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE. SHE WENT AND GOT HER PIGGY BANK AND SHOOK IT, TO SEE HOW MUCH MONEY SHE HAD. SHE FORGOT IT WAS EMPTY, BECAUSE SHE HAD USED IT TO BUY SOME LIGHT UP ROLLER BLADES. AMAYA WAS SAD. SHE HAD NO MONEY TO BUY THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE. 


“AMAYA, COME ON!” MOTHER SAID. AMAYA WAS EXCITED; SHE THOUGHT HER MOTHER WAS TAKING HER TO GET THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE. “ARE YOU TAKING ME TO GET THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE?” AMAYA ASKED. “NO I AM NOT. I AM TAKING YOU TO SIEARRA’S HOUSE TO PLAY,” MOTHER SAID. “I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO AROUND THE HOUSE, AND SIEARRA’S MOTHER SAID IT WOULD BE ALRIGHT FOR YOU TO COME BY AND PLAY FOR AWHILE.”


AMAYA WAS SAD THAT SHE WAS NOT GETTING THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE, BUT SHE WAS HAPPY THAT SHE WAS GOING TO HER BEST FRIEND SIEARRA’S HOUSE. AMAYA WENT OUTSIDE WITH MOTHER AND THEY BOTH GOT INTO THE CAR, OFF MOTHER DROVE TO SIEARRA’S HOUSE. MOTHER DROPPED AMAYA OFF TO PLAY WITH SIEARRA. SHE TOLD AMAYA SHE WOULD BE BACK LATER TO PICK HER UP. AMAYA AND SIEARRA HAD SO MUCH FUN PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK IN THE BACK YARD. AMAYA AND SIEARRA TOOK TURNS JUMP ROPING AND MAKING UP SILLY SONGS AS THEY ATE THE ICE-CREAM THAT SIEARRA’S MOTHER HAD GIVEN THEM. 


“I HAVE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL TO SHOW YOU,” SIEARRA SAID. “IT’S IN MY ROOM.” “WHAT IS IT?” AMAYA ASKED. “FOLLOW ME AND I WILL SHOW YOU.” SIEARRA SAID. AMAYA FOLLOWED SIEARRA INTO THE HOUSE AND INTO SIEARRA’S BEDROOM. SIEARRA OPENED HER DRESSER DRAWER AND PULLED OUT A BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE. IT WAS THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE. THE NECKLACE THAT AMAYA WANTED SOO MUCH. SIEARRA PUT THE NECKLACE ON, AND AMAYA WATCHED IT TURN DIFFERENT COLORS. THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE LOOKED SO BEAUTIFUL. “CAN I TRY IT ON?” AMAYA ASKED. “SURE!” SIEARRA SAID, TAKING THE NECKLACE OFF AND PUTTING IT ON AMAYA. “ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?” “YES IT IS,” AMAYA SAID. “I FEEL LIKE A PRINCESS.”


SIEARRA’S MOTHER CAME INTO SIEARRA’S ROOM TO TELL THEM THAT AMAYA’S MOTHER WAS HERE. “AH MAN, I HAVE TO GO NOW.” AMAYA SAID. AMAYA DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE OFF, BUT SHE KNEW SHE HAD TO. SHE TOOK THE NECKLACE OFF AND GAVE IT BACK TO SIEARRA. AMAYA WATCHED AS SIEARRA PUT THE NECKLACE BACK INTO HER DRESSER. “COME ON, I’LL RACE YOU TO THE FRONT DOOR.” SIEARRA SAID. “OKAY.” AMAYA SAID. SIEARRA RAN OUT THE BEDROOM AS QUICK AS SHE COULD. BUT AMAYA STAYED BEHIND.


NOBODY WAS IN THE BEDROOM EXCEPT FOR AMAYA. AMAYA WANTED THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE SO BAD. SHE QUICKLY OPENED UP SIEARRA’S DRESSER AND TOOK THE NECKLACE OUT AND PUT IT IN HER POCKET. AMAYA THEN RAN OUT THE BEDROOM. THAT NIGHT WHILE AMAYA WAS TAKING HER BUBBLE BATH SHE SAT IN THE TUB STARING AT THE BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE. “OH I AM SO HAPPY I FINALLY HAVE ME A CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE.” 


WHILE LYING IN HER BED, AMAYA TOOK THE NECKLACE AND PUT IT ON HER NECK. SHE WATCHED AS THE NECKLACE CHANGED DIFFERENT COLORS. AMAYA THOUGHT ABOUT HOW SIEARRA DIDN’T HAVE A NECKLACE ANYMORE. SHE THOUGHT ABOUT HOW IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO STEAL THE NECKLACE. AMAYA SAT UP IN HER BED, SHE FELT VERY BAD ABOUT WHAT SHE HAD DONE. SHE TOOK THE NECKLACE OFF. AMAYA DIDN’T WANT TO WEAR THE NECKLACE ANYMORE, BECAUSE SHE KNEW IT DID NOT BELONG TO HER. AMAYA KNEW IT WAS WRONG TO STEAL FROM HER BEST FRIEND.


AMAYA COULD NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE. SHE GOT OUT OF BED AND RAN INTO THE LIVING ROOM WHERE HER MOTHER WAS LAID ON THE COUCH WATCHING A MOVIE. “MOMMY, YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME TO SIEARRA’S HOUSE RIGHT NOW.” AMAYA SAID. “WHY?” MOTHER ASKED. AMAYA STARTED CRYING AS SHE TOLD HER MOTHER WHAT HAPPENED. “I STOLE THIS CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE FROM SIEARRA. I KNEW IT WAS WRONG. I WANT TO GIVE IT BACK TO HER TONIGHT MOMMY. STEALING IS NOT RIGHT AND I FEEL JUST TERRIBLE ABOUT THIS.” “WELL IT’S ONLY 8:00,” MOTHER SAID. “I GUESS WE CAN GO OVER THERE QUICKLY, PUT YOUR COAT ON AND YOUR SLIPPERS.”


MOTHER DROVE OVER TO SIEARRA’S HOUSE. SIEARRA’S MOM WAS SURPRISED TO SEE AMAYA AND HER MOTHER AGAIN. AMAYA’S MOTHER EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPEENED. SIEARRA’S MOTHER SMILED AND SAID SHE WAS HAPPY THAT AMAYA HAD BROUGHT THE NECKLACE BACK. AMAYA SLOWLY WALKED TO SIEARRA’S ROOM AND OPENED THE DOOR. SIEARRA WAS CRYING IN HER BED. AMAYA RUSHED OVER TO HER BED AND SHE STARTED CRYING TOO, AS SHE PULLED OUT THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE AND HANDED IT TO SIEARRA. “OH I AM SO SORRY, SIEARRA. I STOLE YOUR NECKLACE AND I KNOW I WAS WRONG. I HAD TO BRING IT BACK, BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND AND THIS NECKLACE DOES NOT BELONG TO ME. IT BELONGS TO YOU.” AMAYA SAID. SIEARRA SMILED WHEN SHE SAW THE NECKLACE. SHE WAS NOT ANGRY AT AMAYA FOR STEALING IT. SHE WAS HAPPY THAT AMAYA HAD RETURNED IT. 


“OH THANK YOU AMAYA FOR RETURNING IT,” SIEARRA SAID. “I THOUGHT IT WAS LOST.” “YOU ARE NOT ANGRY WITH ME?” AMAYA ASKED. “NO I AM NOT, YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND,” SIEARRA SAID. “BUT NEXT TIME ASK ME BEFORE YOU TAKE SOMETHING, I WOULD HAVE LET YOU BORROW IT.” “I WILL,” AMAYA SAID. “I PROMISE.” SIEARRA GOT OUT OF BED AND GAVE AMAYA A HUG. SINCE AMAYA ALREADY HAD HER PAJAMAS ON; BOTH MOTHER AGREED THAT AMAYA COULD SLEEP OVER AT SIEARRA’S HOUSE. BOTH GIRLS LAY IN THE BED. SIEARRA REACHED AND GOT THE CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE AND PUT IT ON AMAYA. “YOU CAN WEAR IT TONIGHT WHILE YOU SLEEP.” SIEARRA SAID. “THANK YOU! AMAYA SAID WITH A BIG SMILE. BOTH GIRLS THEN WENT FAST ALSEEP.

THE END


IN THE STORY WE SEE THAT AMAYA WANTED SIEARRA’S CHANGE LIGHT NECKLACE AND THAT SHE STOLE IT. THE BIBLE TEACHES US THAT WE SHOULD NOT STEAL. THOU SHALL NOT STEAL IS ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THAT THE LORD GAVE TO MOSES. WE SHOULD OBEY WHAT THE LORD SAYS SO THAT HE WILL BE HAPPY WITH US. SOMETIMES WE CAN NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE THINGS WE WANT, AND WHEN WE CAN NOT GET WHAT WE WANT IT IS WRONG FOR US TO STEAL. AMAYA STOLE FROM SIEARRA AND LATER WHEN SHE GOT HOME, SHE FELT REALLY BAD ABOUT IT. AMAYA KNEW IT WAS WRONG TO STEAL AND SHE WANTED TO RETURN IT TO SIEARRA. SIEAARA WAS HAPPY THAT AMAYA HAD RETURNED THE NECKLACE AND SHE FORGAVE HER. WE SHOULD ALSO FORGIVE OTHERS WHEN THEY DO WRONG TO US, JUST LIKE JESUS FORGIVES OUR SINS. LET’S MAKE JESUS HAPPY BY DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT JESUS LIKES.