Lydia is at Vacation Bible School this week. It’s the High Seas Expedition by Group. It’s got an eye-catching pirate-like ship with cute sea animals and lots of nautical decor. Each day they are focusing on a new aspect of the Bible–the Bible is true, the Bible is comforting, the Bible is surprising, etc. The theme song is a roaring, swelling dramatic musical about diving into God’s Word and having his love roll over you. It’s quite exciting!
This afternoon, after Asa was in bed (poor guy fell asleep in the car), I remembered a great book to read to Lydia that lines right up with what she’s learning about at her VBS. No, it’s not the Jesus Storybook Bible (although, I’m sure I could find a connection if I tried), it’s one of my other favorites, Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Hidden Treasure!
Three little boys are playing pirates in Mrs. Rosey Posey’s tree house. She sends books and apples up the rope swing and when the boys investigate their books they find a treasure map with a clue: “A treasure sweet. Open it up, adventures meet!” They follow the treasure map hoping for an edible treasure and finally discover a chest with Bibles and candy bars. Mrs. Rosey Posey tells them that God’s Word is sweeter than candy and more precious than gold!
They ask about the second part of the clue–the adventures meet! She tells them stories of giants and kings and talking donkeys and giant fish swallowing men whole!
This is such a fun book–cute illustrations, fun dialogue and easy, kid-friendly, powerful words that lead kids to God and His Word. I’m so happy Lydia is being immersed in a program like this VBS that is showing the many wonderful facets of God’s Word. And I’m glad I remembered this little book to remind her of how precious and exciting God’s Word is in her life!
This would be a great book for our little boys. How fun to dress up like pirates, make a cardboard tube telescope and follow a map to a hidden treasure of stories from God’s Word? What am I talking about? My little girly princess would love that, too! And I’m all about anything that helps my kids understand how awesome God’s Word is!
The law that brings respect for the Lord is pure.
It lasts forever.
The directions the Lord gives are true.
All of them are completely right.
They are more priceless than gold.
They have greater value than huge amounts of pure gold.
They are sweeter than honey
that is taken from the honeycomb.
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