Friday, February 28, 2014


In social studies this year, Hunter's book starts out by learning about America before learning about other countries around the world.

In the past few days, I've been able to teach him about some of the very things that make this country the best country in the world, like freedom of speech, freedom of worship, etc. For the first time, we've talked about how so many other countries don't have these same freedoms.

Today, we were learning about different symbols of our country, like the Liberty Bell, and the Great Seal of the United States. While reading about the Statue of Liberty, we came across this picture.

Hunter asked something about the height of the twin towers in relation to the Statue of Liberty, which led into a conversation about 9/11. It was so hard to have to tell my 6 year old that 9/11 happened, and to tell him that we still have to fight so that more events like that don't happen again. But then the conversation led into why we need to be telling people about God's love for them and why they don't need to do things like that. We talked about how it's so easy to get caught up in our little bubble of family and friends at church that we forget about the world around us that needs Him just like we do. We ended in prayer that we would be sensitive to when we're around people who need to hear about Him and that we would tell them what Jesus did for them.

The conversation started out so hard, but I'm so thankful for teachable moments like this where I can tell Hunter about why we're supposed to be a part of the Great Commission!

Matthew 28:19-20
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

And thank You, Lord, that right after You commanded us, You reminded us that You would be with us ALWAYS!