Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Catechism from Apple Harvest


A catechism-of-life lesson I tend to give my children when we go fruit picking is,

"What does this tree tell us about God?"

When He says He will look after our needs, how does He do this? Is He sparing, giving us only what we need? Or is He generous? Does He give us far more than we could possibly ever need

The children look at the branches heavily laden with fruit, and at the fruit scattered everywhere on the ground, so much that you can barely walk without stepping on one, and they conclude

"He is generous!"

Amen!

4 comments:

Julie said...

What a beautiful lesson!

Kristyn said...

"If you, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give to them that ask Him?"
(Matt. 7:11)
"Every good gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
(James 1:17)
We have the best Father!!!
God bless your weekend.

Rose said...

I guess I should delurk on your blog now. *waves*

I love this idea. :)

Linda said...

great lesson! We went to an apple farm recently and I told my kids, this must be what the Garden of Eden was suppose to be! Bountiful and beautiful.