This week we have begun to study the Ten Commandments. Muffin Man will be turning 5 in July, and somehow I feel we should have begun studying these a while ago. However, it has recently been impressed upon my heart that now is the time to begin this journey of understanding with him. He has, of course, been learning about God his whole life…but now is the time that he is starting to pay more attention to things, to really grasp concepts and ideas. He has many questions that are surprising for his age, but I know that this is how he will learn. God will guide us down the path in the direction He wishes us to go and I know that with Him we cannot fail.
We have learned about the terrible actions taken by the Pharaoh in the time of Moses’ birth and about his subsequent retrieval out of the river by the Pharaoh’s daughter. We are watching the movie version of this story (yes, the old one with Charlton Heston) to help him have a deeper understanding of the events. Of course we have been taking it slow and watching only about an hour of the movie each night. I’m sure we will watch it many times over the years. For now, at least, it helps him have a bit of food for thought, peaks his interest and gives him many more things to ask us about–and there is great pleasure in sharing about God with your child!
Later today we will be making our own “stone” tablets 🙂