Friday, March 15, 2013
I always attended Sunday School as a child growing up - there were no options in my household because Sundays were for Sunday School and church - so I know most of the old testament stories like the back of my hand. Among my favorites: Joseph being sold by his brothers; Daniel being thrown into the lion's den, and of course Noah and the flood. But all of them are wonderful, from David and Goliath to Samson and Delilah, and I find new messages in them each time I read them. Now, seeing them played out on television is a special treat.
It's difficult to imagine the nomadic life of the dessert dwellers who populated the Old Testament, but their faith I understand. It's the same faith that carried me through the difficult times of life and its a faith learned from following their lead. It's an example of standing on the shoulders of giants so we can see where we are going.