fisher and the old testament

Oct 11, 2011

Fisher and I…and Annes joins in too, but she is often up and down and all around so I don’t know how much is sinking in…have been reading the Old Testament Stories for the past couple of weeks. Yesterday we finished up Moses and today we are starting Joshua. I am amazed at how much he loves this scripture study time with me. He jumps up and down with a ginormous grin on his face and begs me to read it with him. We read for thirty minutes each morning and it is never enough for him.

This is all new to me. First off, I have never read any of the Scripture readers to my children. With my older girls, I have always read the actual scriptures and have pretty strong feelings about how critical that is, but he has glommed on to this book and is enjoying it so much that I have decided to use this fascination with it to share my love of the Old Testament with him. Secondly, I have never really studied the Old Testament with someone so young and innocent. It is kind of an interesting ball of wax to try to teach this naturally believing little boy about sacrifice, Cain & Abel, Jacob & Esau, and all the other somewhat strange things in the Old Testament.

The other day at my adult Worldviews class, Becky made a comment that has had me pondering. She said “I teach my children that if God does something or commands something, it is right and it is our job to figure out why and how.” This concept will certainly help me formulate my answers to Fisher when he questions why God asks certain things of us.

For now though, I am giddy with joy that my little boy will snuggle up on the couch with me and beg me to teach him scripture stories. I don’t know how long this will last or where this journey will take us, so I will just enjoy this precious time with him and pray that I may help build his relationship with his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

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  1. Anne

    This is just so sweet!