Friday, May 13, 2011
Why A Book?
Today my son and I spent some time together, reading books while the world outside poured buckets of water down upon the earth. We heard thunder, saw lightning and marveled at God's magnificence. Drew commented at the first hint of rain, "Momma, its a great day to cuddle on the couch with a blanket, some cocoa and books!" I agree!
Does Satan really look like a dragon?
If Satan is a dragon, can I ride on his back?
Why doesn't Christian use the words of the Bible to defeat Satan like Jesus did in the desert when he was tempted?
Can I tell Satan about Jesus so he can repent and not be so mean? Then he won't get thrown in the lake of fire!
Why did Christian leave his family behind? Doesn't he miss them?
Why didn't Faithful have to fight Satan?
If Christian died would he go to heaven and then how would the book end?
Where is Evangelist, won't he protect Christian?
Why won't God send help for Christian?
If I were Christian, I'd train the dragon just like in How to Train Your Dragon!
Books are obviously important to God; The Book, the Bible is the framework from where all truth is rooted and grounded. When we as parents read to our children we are encouraging them to fall in love with reading and ultimately we are encouraging them to fall in love with God through His Word.
Books allow children to see character in action - good and bad.
Books allow children to live out their play through imagination.
Books encourage a love for adventure and learning!
Books open the mind to thought and questions and force interaction with real life battles.
Books captivate, cultivate, and create.
Books spur on great conversations between parent and child.