I love seeing my husband and son bond during bedtime, just before we say our family devotion. Our son loves being read to. Yes, even now that he knows how to read himself. He does read by himself during day time. But now at 5, he either reads with us or prefers to be read to. A habit he got used to. 🙂
This is where my collection of electronics become really handy. 🙂 Children grow up so fast that we have got to capture moments like this from time to time. My husband was reading through chapters 11 and 12 of Judges. At first, I got really shocked of his chosen book. That book can get gory, especially so that it was about Jephthah’s vow. Yikes! I was relieved that even as attentive as our son is during the Bible story reading, he didn’t ask a lot about it.
The story of Jephthah’s Vow is intense. Even given the fact that there is so much historical difference between our present culture and that of the Old Testament, it’s still something I find too intense. The topic is a very controversial one. But I’m glad that the Bible tells it as it is. It is interesting to note though that Jephthah is included in the Hebrews 11 Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11:32).
Our son is now familiar with a lot of stories in the Bible. Especially so that our current homeschool program incorporates Bible Reading as one of its subjects. His other subjects are Animal Science, Word Building and Math. You can read more about our homeschool journey via ChristianHomeschooler.info. 🙂