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Monday, June 3, 2013

Salt in My Kitchen ...series



Salt In My Kitchen

by
Jeanette Lockerbie

 

The Maker of All

Bible Reading: John 1:1-4
 
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.   
 
What dos a mother say when she is confronted with blatant atheism in childish form? What happens when second-grade jimmy announces, "My friend Phil is the smartest boy in our class. He says 'God is made out of chemicals' "?
Jimmy's mother is well aware of the strong admiration her son has for the "class brain." How can she contend with the problem of destroying blasphemous seed without alienating the friend? How can she plant good seed in its place?
Her answer came, as all such answers come, from the Bible and this is what the Bible itself.
"Jimmy," advised his mother, "ask Phil this question:' If God is made out of chemicals, who made the chemicals?' You can go on then and tell him that God made everything. Don't argue, son. Just tell him you believe the Bible and this is what the Bible teaches.
One thing we can count on: the devil will assail our children. He will strive to plant seeds of doubt that "He (God) is Himself before all" (Colossians 1:17a, Berkeley_.
Being forewarned we can be forearmed. Consistent prayer for and with our family is the best of all bulwarks. We are indebted too, for confidence and assurance, to the hymn writer C. F. Alexander for the words:
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
(pg 9)


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