Friday, December 5, 2008

Advent... Day 4

Gunnar opened "The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree", by Gloria Houston, set during WW1, "the Great War", in the Appalachians. Yes, you've probably noticed, we mix Christian books with other Christmas stories. I even have a Hanukkah story, from WW2.


A comment from Leah, about how much the 'littles' understand reminded me of our Advent devotion. The first evening's verses were from Hebrews 1:1-3

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.


That's a lot of big words, for little guys! (And adults :0) ) As we talked through it, we came to through whom he made the universe, and Gunnar immediately quoted,

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God... through Him all things were made, without Him nothing was made that has been made.

verses he learned for AWANA a year ago! I'm so often amazed at what they DO understand. :0)

1 comment:

leahlefler said...

They do understand more than we think! John is my favorite Gospel (g).

Matt is even starting to sing our "Father God" song at Sunday School (we sing it for Grace before snack time to the tune of Are You Sleeping).