Good morning, Mini-women! You GOT it! Every one of you totally understood what God taught us through the story of Noah's Ark -- because you put yourself in there and became part of it. And that? That's because you ARE part of it.
Noah's Ark is a fave story. So, it seems, is Esther, and Ruth and Naomi, and the birth of Jesus. SO easy to put yourself in there and, well, get it.
But what about the parts of the Bible that you DON'T understand? How about the stories that make you really uncomfortable? What about the ones that just make you go, "I DON'T GET IT!"
Those are the stories that make you close your Bible all frustrated and not want to come back to it again. What's the point if you don't understand what the Sam Hill it means? Nothing can make you crankier than not understanding something because it's just too hard. It's like math if you aren't a natural at it -- don't you just want to hurl your math book across the room and yell, "This is so stupid!!!"
That's kind of why when you were really little in Sunday school there were only certain Bible stories you learned -- and learned -- and learned. You probably got to about third grade and wondered, why are we coloring pictures of Jesus with the little kids on his lap AGAIN? Until that day, you weren't ready for some of the harder to understand stories.
Now you are. Well, maybe not all of them. But some. And I bet you already know what they are. That's today's question, the one you can comment on if you want to:
What are the stories or teachings in the Bible that you just totally do. Not. Get? List as many as you want, and don't think that you're being unfaithful to God because you're questioning what something is even about. If we don't ask questions, we don't get answers. I mean, right?
We'll talk about some of those on Friday and I'll suggest some ways you can figure out the hard stuff.
Meanwhile, don't forget After School Wednesday, which is in a new place. Just click here around 3:00 Central Time this afternoon and see the cool things that are going on there. Better yet, bring a friend! Read the blog together and see what happens.