Margaret Feinberg is a well-known speaker & author of books & Bible Studies. I would like to share this one quote from her which mirrors my prayerful hope for children who read or are read to—Victor Discovers Treasure:
“God is not merely at your fingertips but within your grasp. Live each day like a child digging through a treasure chest, rifling for the next discovery. Open your eyes to the God who stands in plain sight and works miracles in your midst.”
Are you picturing that? A child rifling through a treasure chest?
THE BIBLE IS THAT TREASURE! Let’s excite, equip, enable, and empower children to dig into the Bible! To discover those rich figures of speech throughout that help us understand the Christian life and God’s plan of salvation!
Just think about how many times the word “like” appears in the Bible: Jesus is like a vine; He’s like a Shepherd, a Potter, bread. Earth is like a footstool. We must shine like stars. We must be like thirsty deer. Jesus is like a Lion and a Lamb. And that is just the beginning! Similes use the word “like.” Metaphors don’t. But both compare two unlike things to call attention to the point (you all learned that in 3rd or 4th grade)
Victor the donkey helps kids explore the metaphor and give dignity to the simile…all within Scripture!
Let’s help our children absorb the Word! NOTHING is more important!