Sunday Stuff

This morning, #1’s copying assignment was Heb 9:19,22:

(19) For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

(22) Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

He asked me “Daddy, why is it talking about Moses in Hebrews — shouldn’t it be in Exodus?” [Answer: it’s talking about the difference between the old way with animal sacrifices and blood, and the new way, which is so much better.]

After church, I quizzed him on how we can get forgiveness. Sticking to his recent copywork, his first answer was “We have to shed blood.” So I asked him, “so when you sin, I have to shed your blood?” Obviously he knew that was not right, so when I asked him again “How do we get forgiveness,” he knew the answer was “From Jesus.” I counter, “but this says right here there is no forgiveness without shedding of blood; where’s the blood?” The wheels cranked for a little bit, and then the light bulb popped on: “It’s from his sacrifice on the cross!”

The pieces are fitting together…


2 Responses

  1. That’s awesome. What a great thing to watch unfold in your own kid’s mind.

    (I didn’t realize this post continued when it first appeared because the renamed “read more” link you used didn’t seem like an invite to read more. Since there weren’t any comments yet, I wonder if other people didn’t realize this either.)

  2. Maybe better word choice would help. Hopefully, everybody will get used to alternatives to “Read More”

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