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The Eternal Purposes of Knowledge

I had such a sweet experience with my boys today. We were watching our Scripture Story movies this morning (we bought the whole set last year for something like $14, so they can pick any story they want) and on his turn Max decided to watch one of their favorites: Jesus Makes the Earth.

After watching quietly for a few minutes, Max said, “Mommy, I wish I could make the Earth.”

This thought led to a beautiful discussion. I told them that someday they would be able to create worlds and all the things in them, if they were faithful and righteous and learned everything they needed to know to do it. For a few minutes the boys chattered excitedly, talking about what they would put in their worlds. Charlie told me with glee that he would put aliens in his world, while Max decided (more practically) that he would supply his world with racecars so that everyone could get places fast.

After a few moments, though, they turned to me again and asked, “But Mommy… how do we make those things?”

I told them that they would have to learn all about them and how they worked so that they would know what parts they needed and how to make them work. We spent at least the next half hour carefully investigating the parts needed for flowers, trees, ants, bees, and spiders, what those parts were used for, and why they were important. Then we watched a few episodes of the Magic School Bus (where they got up close and investigated those things).

After that, I asked the boys to draw me pictures of the things they wanted to have in their worlds.

This is what they drew.

It was a fun day.

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  1. mom

     /  September 27, 2011

    Wonderful! Homeschooling -where does the work end and the fun begin!

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