It has been a while since I’ve written on the blog… we have been a bit preoccupied as of late. Baby Harp is officially due in 3 days time, and this means that my wits and I have met their end. What day is it? What month is it? What year is it? I just have lost the answers to these seemingly simple questions. Haha
Seriously though, some of the questions I have been asked recently aren’t as simple as these. If I am going to struggle with the date, then I am certainly going to be challenged with these gems. I hope you are as encouraged (and challenged) by them as we have been.
From Ivan, age 8, “If Jesus died for His enemies, does that include the Devil?”
From Edwin, age 12, “God said that Adam and Eve would die if they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but they did not die, and since the Bible says God cannot sin does this indicate a lie? Can you please explain this to me?” Wow!! I will be answering this question soon.
Our current question has already taken two class periods of discussion: “Are the books/bibles that Moses wrote still in existence, e.g. not destroyed?” This is from Conner, age 12.
This has led to a discussion of the Scribes who copied the original autographs of the Bible. We talked about how we can trust that the original message from God has been preserved when we observe the strict guidelines the scribes followed, and also by comparing the ancient texts we have today.
We continue to encourage the children that questions are vital for developing in life and in God. I explain that if someone is not willing to entertain a question, there is something wrong. We have been amazed at the hearts of these young people. They keep us on our toes, and we pray that they will continue to ask and that we will continue to answer.
Please pray for us in the coming weeks.