Out of the Mouths of Babes

Turkey, Bunny, and I have been reading the “Little House” series, and we’ve made our way partway into The Long Winter.  Today’s chapter started with Laura and Carrie going to school for the first time in the town of De Smet, Dakota Territory. Turkey and Bunny were astounded that the teacher started the school day by reading a Psalm from the Bible.  Even though they’re home-schooled (or maybe especially because they are), they know that they don’t teach about Jesus in our public schools, so it was quite a surprise that they could read from the Bible in theirs.

Turkey, inquisitive guy that he is, had to ask me some questions abour that.  “Mommy, they were having Bible time at school?  Like we do?”  So, I told him that they used to read from the Bible in public schools, but they don’t do that anymore–they just don’t talk about Jesus in public schools.  And, in his unique way of looking at things, I think he summed it up rather eloquently:

“Did they forget how to talk about Jesus?  They should go to church, and maybe then they’ll remember how to teach about Him.”

I guess that’s all there really is to say.

2 thoughts on “Out of the Mouths of Babes

  1. [smile] Ah, if only it were so easy.

    I think overall it was a blatant rejection of Jesus and a Judeo-Christian worldview… and, unfortunately, in some cases with very good reason.

    But, yes, kids are fantastic and can put a great perspective on things because they are looking at the very broad scope of things. Love it!

    ~Luke

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