Again we spent our Sunday night watching the latest episode (#4) of The Bible series on the History Channel. This has just been an awesome way to end the weekend as a family and wake up on Monday mornings with our mind filled with the stories from the Bible. It has been even more special as a Lent activity for our family. Our children waved their palm branches in church this morning for Palm Sunday and then watched Jesus ride into Jerusalem on a donkey tonight.
They enjoyed that portion but the part of the episode that got the biggest *GASP* from them both was the basket of fish that Jesus used to feed the crowd of over 5,000. As they watched him raise it up with 2 small fish in it and then bring it back down full they were both moved by His miracle. They also enjoyed repeating The Lord's Prayer along with "Jesus." They saw the compassion of Jesus as He healed a person suffering from leprosy, the man dropped through the ceiling, and as He awoke Lazarus from the dead.
They are still asking questions through each episode and then as their little minds process the episode each week they ask questions almost daily. Apple has no qualms about digging out her Deep Blue Kids Bible to understand a story better and to see how the scripture relates the story compared to the show. This has been such an amazing tool for our family to open up dialogue about God's Word. We can barely wait for the final installment next week! It will be the perfect end to Easter.
You can see my thoughts on The Bible installment 1, 2, and 3.
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