Brendan and Ryan had a special tumbling/gymnastics class for P.E. this morning. It must have been great exercise because both of them were sweating bullets when I picked them up :)! We covered the usual subjects and then learned about and made three new items to go into our tabernacle model:
1 – the lampstand:
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12) I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. (John 12:46)
2 – the alter of incense:
May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. (Psalm 141:2) Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. (Revelations 8:3-4)
3 – the table of showbread:
I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. … Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. (John 6:35, 49-50)
I can tell that we only have 3 more days until Christmas break…the kids are antsy and ready to be done. I hope that they are absorbing some of these beautiful symbols that pointed to God and his plan to save us through Jesus. I’m putting together a mini lapbook to reinforce everything and hopefully that will help. I think we can, I think we can… 🙂 !