Children are naturally inquisitive although often at inopportune times. Over the years, I've found my boys' curiosity peaks at bedtime. I'm happy to answer their questions but I am a little suspicious of the timing.
Questions are an opportunity and I find myself missing the questions my boys asked when they were younger. Now days they can google for answers and do their own research.
Recently I was challenged when I read these instructions from Moses:
“In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Exodus 13:14
Am I creating opportunities for curiosity? How could I commemorate God's work in my life in a way that would create questions? God has delivered me. Do I remember in a way that my kids notice and stop to ask, "What happened? Why do you do this?"
Here are the ideas I've come up with so far:
- Share communion together
- Celebrate my NEW-birth date
- Renew our wedding vows
- Have a debt-free feast day
- Make #TransformationTuesday really significant
Verse 8 of this same chapter in Exodus says:
On that day tell your son (or daughter), ‘I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’
Here is my challenge, to fill in the blanks with my story:
I do _______ because of what the Lord did for me when _________.
How would you fill in the blanks with your story?