Saturday, May 1, 2010


Today we read the story of Gideon. This is one of my favorite stories because it is so fun to see how God makes such a point of shrinking God's army until the Israelite win could only be attributed to God's power. I often think of this when circumstances seem impossible. If God chooses to change things then, it will be so obviously his power. After all, we are here for His glory. I had also forgotten that God had put fear in the hearts of the Midionites even before Gideon ever showed up to fight. One of the Midionites had a strange dream, and another one interpreted it saying "that means God has delivered us into the hands of the Israelites." Oh how we forget that God is always working to fulfill his purpose-- he is not limited.

We made trumpets and dropped Legos on the tile to make the sound of breaking jars. I guess it was loud enough because it scared Knox and he started crying. We also retold the story using a dry erase board. We covered it in stick figures to represent the Israelite army. Then, we erased portions of the army men as God made cuts in the army. It really helped visualize what God was doing. I guess this could also be done with a bunch of blocks or actual army men if you have any.

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