Tuesday, December 13, 2011

into the wilderness

Above is J's story drawing, below is Zoo Boy's -- they chose to draw the same scene from our story, of Moses drawing forth a stream of water from a stone in the desert during the exodus from Egypt. Both boys commented on the whining of the Israelites as they wandered through the wilderness. J said that the story should have been called "The Children of Israel Have no Faith." I told him I would call it "The Children of Israel are a Bunch of Whiners." I love how into his drawings Zoo Boy suddenly is -- he explained in depth to me about the emotions and body postures of each of the characters in his drawing.

J's story summary above, Zoo Boy's below.


Alyss said...

Haha.. .when I read through Genesis and Exodus last year I came to the same conclusion - what a bunch of whiners! You'd think Yaweh would have found a more appreciative group of children from among all the vanquished tribes :) It's great to see Zoo Boy's drawings... they're progressing in leaps and bounds! Thanks for continuing to share, it's a really fun window into your homeschooling life.

MM said...

It really shows how amazing God's grace is - He didn't choose the most appreciative or the most faithful people on earth, but those who would continually betray Him and need to be brought back. "When we are faithless, He is faithful, for he cannot deny himself."