Sometimes I am so amazed at the grasp my children have on Biblical things. They've been in church all their lives, so it shouldn't surprise me, I guess. But seeing Biblical events through their eyes gives a whole fresh new meaning to faith and belief. I believe every word of the Bible. I believe the events it describes are literal actual events. I believe the people of the Bible really lived. But something about hearing it from my children's point of view ... well here--take a look:
We were listening to a sermon about the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel. The passage says they became a living, breathing army. One of my boys wanted to know if the army went back to where they lived before and got married and had kids who could say, "my dad used to be dead".
After a sermon on Noah's ark, one of the boys lodged on to the fact that the Bible says God shut the door of the ark seven days before it started to rain. He wanted to know if someone knocked and asked to be let in during that time, could they be saved on the ark too. I told him God shut the door, so it would have been up to God whether or not to let them in.
The boys were playing with G.I. Joes, and were discussing the biggest war ever. One of them said, "the biggest war we'll ever be in is ... what's that word that starts with an 'A'?"
"Yeah. That one. We get to ride horses."
"I hope mine's white."
"I want mine to be gold."
I believe we'll be coming back on horses with Jesus for Armageddon because the Bible says so. But I never really thought about the color of my horse.
Through the eyes of a child. My boys definitely keep the Bible fresh for me.
How about you? Anything from God's Word really blessed your heart or stood out lately? Whether it's a favorite Bible story or a favorite verse, share it in the comments. Give me some fresh eyes.