Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 158 (10/31): Bible Sunday

Colton got his bible at church today.  We had missed so many Sundays due to football that it was nice to go to church and feel the normalcy and calm that comes from it.  For the past 3-4 months we have been going to one football game after another so just sitting in church was so relaxing. 
He looks so excited, doesn't he?  There were surprisingly not very many 3rd graders at the 11am service.  We usually go to the 8:30 service but Colton spent the night at a friends for his birthday so I knew it was futile to end the slumber party fun that early in the morning.

The pastor even called him by the wrong name.  I remember getting confirmed and the pastor standing over our heads as we kneeled at the front and him pronouncing me as Aaron Duryea.  I looked up and he realized what he had done.  Well it must run in the the same thing happened to Colton.  He was called Daniella or something like that and he looked at her confused and she realized the faux pas. She joked about it and asked the youth coordinator if she was sure that this was Colton several times.  It did finally perk up Colton as he looked so gloomy during the children's moment.

Here they stand ready to pray with their new bibles.

The girls received pink ones and the boys got blue ones.  They each had their names on them.  Colton got back to the pew and immediately started thumbing through it.  He was so excited to start reading it. The pastor said they needed to read out of it every week and he actually listened. 

I looked inside it to check it out and there are colored pages and it is very easy to read.  I think I might need to get myself this version!  They have revised it for kids -  Check out the 10 Commandments for Kids.  "You may not worship or put any importance on any person or thing other than God. You must worship only the Lord, not a friend, not a movie star or sports hero, not a car or skateboard. Nothing."    "You may not hate other people; don't every think of hurting someone else in any way."   Simple words and a simple message - easy enough for anyone to understand.  Perhaps everyone needs a bible this easy to read.  Maybe then they would actually live by it!

The Adventure Bible has maps and "Did You Know?" sections that have interesting fun facts about the time period and message being portrayed.  I can't wait for him to read and learn how to be a better little man!

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