My granddaughter came to visit last night while her parents finished up their Christmas shopping. We read five books:
- Bible Stories
- “Goodnight Moon” – her dad’s favorite
- “Butterfly Kisses” – Aunt Laura’s favorite
- “I Love You Forever” – Uncle Derek’s favorite
- “Madeleine’s Rescue”
My parents gave me the book, “Madeleine’s Rescue” when I was a child. When I saw the title and familiar illustrations at a Book Fair, I bought it to read to my children. Now I am reading it to another generation.
I still giggle when I read about “Lord Cucuface” and I have no idea how to pronounce “gendarmes.” I can tell by the illustration that it means policeman.
There is nothing more meaningful than talking about the history of an item or place with younger generations.
Today we read about a field outside of Bethlehem. I didn’t realize how important that field was until today.
Ruth 2:2, “And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, ‘Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I find favor.'” ESV
“The field of Boaz…was near the city of Bethlehem. It was also in this area that David would tend his father’s sheep and the Lord Jesus Christ would be born…” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes
Thank you for history and genealogy. I am twice blessed because there will be four generations around my table this Christmas.
Lord, help us to remember to repeat the stories and traditions passed down to us from former generations. Although they are not sitting around the table, we know they are watching, and praying for us, from that great cloud of witnesses.
Thank you for sending your son and making a way for us all to be together in paradise for eternity.