Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Devotions

Sometimes our five and under blessings don't seem to be paying much attention during devotions. Tonight was one such occasion. They were sitting quietly and had every appearance of listening to Daddy read devotions, but they couldn't answer the simplest questions about the story. So...we decided to do a re-enactment for a change to help them get the story in their head. It seemed simple enough. Daddy could be the lame man laying outside the temple and Mommy could be Peter coming into the temple. Mommy played her part flawlessly since she knew a song with Biblical lyrics. However, young children are seldom impressed with accuracy so Daddy's embellishments (including throwing himself on the floor saying, "Give me money!" and leaping into a wall while praising God after being healed) went over with great peals of laughter. Katherine ran to get some loose change off of the table before Peter could even heal the lame man. And after Daddy sat back down to "get serious" about application, Katherine was throwing herself on the floor shouting, "Give me money! Give me money!" Once we got Katherine settled down, Grace began her own re-enactment...throwing herself on the floor and laughing. When Daddy began asking questions about what took place, all Matthew could say was, "Um...he ran into the door." What a great improvement of his usual answer, "From God." I wonder what they'll remember from tonight's devotions tomorrow??? :P What a joy to have a loving husband who is willing to be a little goofy to teach his children about our loving Savior!!! Thank you, handsome!!! :K

1 comment:

Steph B. said...

LOL that is too funny. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall :)