My husband was out of town the other night and so things were a little different around here.
My youngest daughter cooked supper. We had corn muffins and baked beans for supper. Not quite the typical meal but good none the less and done totally by herself! Mom stayed out of the kitchen.
Then when we sat down to eat the baby (five) piped up that it was his turn to pray. He started off with the typical child prayer of “God is Great” but then flourished it some.
God is great and God is good.
Let us thank him for our food.
But then he added “Keep daddy safe”, etc. Which was a very sweet prayer since typically daddy prays over supper. But we didn’t know what he had in store for us later. 🙂
We finished eating and all of a sudden up he hops to go sit in his dad’s seat. Then he starts to ask us questions about the Bible. After asking a few questions he goes to a nearby shelf and gets Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology! He is going to teach us through that. Around a year ago my husband had used Systematic Theology as part of evening devotions. Our joke is that it is Gruesome Grudem, not for any reason other than the size of the book, 1291 pages. Actually the book is very easy to understand considering the depth of the topic. So needless to say the older kids started moaning and rolling their eyes thinking they would have to sit there through all those pages.
But the baby can’t read yet so we had some interesting questions.
How many chapters does Genesis have?
What chapter is the earth created?
What chapter was Adam and Eve created?
How many chapters have the death of Jesus?
How many chapters in Exodus?
How many books in the Bible?
Can you tell he was a little fixated on chapters?
But do you know those answers?
Pretty good for leading family devotions, don’t cha think?