Sunday, September 09, 2007

Conversations with Samuel

Me: "Samuel, what did you learn at church today?"
Samuel: "Aaaahhhh. . . . . "
Me: "Was it about Samuel and David?"
Samuel: "Yeah! Samuel was wooking for the king, but he wooked at the older brudder, but it wasn't him, so he wooked at another brudder, but it wasn't him. So he asked if there were any other brudders and they said only a widdle short one and he was taking care of the sheeps. So he went to where all the sheeps were - and dere were wots of sheeps - and he found the widdle brudder and he was the king. And it was David."
Me: "That's right! Anything else?"
Samuel: "Yeah! There was another part, with a bear, and the bear wanted to eat the sheeps, and the man fought the bear because you can do anything with God!"
Me: "Aaaahhhh. . . . . okay."

Note: The Bible lesson described above is from 1 Samuel 16. There is no mention of a bear in that story. However, read 1 Samuel 17:34-37: "But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Samuel has been paying attention at church! I am so thankful for his teachers there and at preschool.

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