Thursday, March 24th, 2011
One of the facts of getting older is that the children in your life get older too. One of the great pleasures is when your roles are reversed and you find yourself being taught good things by by those grown-up children.
I resonated with her comment at my post a couple of days ago. She recommends one book for toddlers for Easter and pans another because it omits entirely the crucifixion. Everything in the Bible is about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, but in the past we too have had had Bible story books like the one she mentions–great illustrations, well-told stories, but the main point omitted–a book without a climax.
I heard a Spurgeon quote that reminds me of many children’s Bibles.
“To tell about Jesus without the cross is to betray him with a kiss.”
I thank God for a niece who knows what’s what . . . and who quotes Spurgeon.
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