Our family recently finished reading the Book of Mormon from beginning to end and moved on to reading the New Testament together. Last night we were reading in Matthew chapter 7. David was helping Emmett read verse 9, which says, "Or what man is there of you, who if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?" To help the kids understand what was being said, David asked, "Emmett, how would you feel if you asked me for some bread and I gave you a stone?" ...Emmett smiled and nods his head. I figured maybe he didn't know what a stone was, so I rephrase the question, "If you were hungry and asked Daddy for some bread and he gave you rocks instead, would that make you happy?" Emmett's smile broadened and he exclaimed, "I love rocks!"
After David and I stopped laughing, we tried asking if the rocks would help him not be hungry anymore. I'm not sure how much he got out of that, because when we moved on to the next verse that says, "Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?" and explained that serpent means snake, Emmett responded with, "The caterpillar ones are my favorite!"
I guess this particular scripture is one we'll have to revisit when Emmett's a little older.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
As I was cleaning up after this evening's meal, I hear Edison - who had shoved his way behind the ottoman - say, "A, B, C, here I come!" He then dashed out from behind the ottoman, raced around the kitchen island, and laughed at Liliana, who was still seated at the table. He's so much fun!