|Anything can become an object lesson|
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Day 28--Object Lessons
Here is an example. In the Old Testament, God is very specific with details about the building of the temple and the items used in it. The temple is a representation of heaven, and the details of the temple have to be "just right" otherwise we will not understand the truths behind its structure, which will help us to get a clearer perspective of heaven. (This is an overall concept I still do not really understand.)
Considering the idea that everything is object lesson is true, then it should be easy for me to come up with a blog subject that you can use to help your children develop a better Biblical worldview; however, I am coming up blank. One thing I do know is that I need some rest.
If I want to use humans' repeated need for sleep for an object lesson, then I could use it to help illustrate that only true, everlasting peace and rest can come from Jesus. This world is cursed with sin and suffering, but God has began his plan to bring redemption and salvation. His choice, not our good deeds, entitles us to rest. The Sabbath, which we discussed a couple of weeks ago on two different Sundays, is a weekly reminder that we need to trust God and rest in His steady, protective hands.
Your Turn: What "thing" or "situation" touching your family can you use as an object lesson to teach your children a truth about God or His relationship with them? Discuss it with your children. Then come back and share it with us!! If you do, I will give you another entry into my drawing. Have a glorious day.