You’re probably familiar with the Christmas Carol, “The Little Drummer Boy.” It’s about a poor boy that’s invited to join a group of people to bring their best gifts to Jesus in the manger. He has nothing at all to give, but he offers to play his drum for Jesus. May nods with a smile. When he does all the oxen and lambs begin to stomp their feet to the rhythm. The sound of the drum makes everyone feel one together.
The little drummer boy shared his whole self by giving his talent to Jesus. It’s not about the things that we bring, but the heart that goes along. This is what Moses wanted the people to do when they were giving their gifts of gold and precious metals for use in the temple. Bezalel was able to take them and make them into some beautiful ornaments for the temple.
God takes what we have and makes them wonderful gifts for Jesus…wonderful gifts for other that they can come to faith in Jesus.
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.