I made a swing for our granddaughter, Madeleine, when she was a little child. The swing hung from the limb of an oak tree in our backyard. I noticed something: when I wasn’t careful about how I was pushing her, the swing would get away from its nice, clear movement back and forth, and would begin to swing crooked and twisted. Then I was careful to push the swing so that Madeleine would swing evenly.
Moses wants God’s people to obey what God wants. When they did this, their lives went along evenly and smoothly. When they didn’t, they got all twisted. What do you need to do be sure that you are swinging freely with God?
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.