God wanted Aaron to do walk into the inner part of the sacred tent remembering God’s people.  To do this, the names of the twelve tribes were written on a piece of expensive cloth that was tied to his chest something like an apron.  

This reminds me of something that our daughter Teresa did for her grandmother, Camelia.  After over sixty-years of marriage, Mario, her husband, died.  As a way to remind Camelia of his presence, Teresa, our daughter, placed a tiny picture of Mario inside a locket to hang over Camelia’s heart.  That is one way of reminding her that her dear Mario is with her…and he really is, because he is one of the saints in heaven: saints are always with us.

How about  you and your family doing something like this as a reminder to pray for your family and friends?… and more—for all the people around the world who have no one to remember them. 

Exodus 28:28-29

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.