Monday, August 13, 2007

Contextualization

I love our boys. Kirsten and I have had an increased love for them over the past few weeks. I don't know why that happens at times but every now and again we are struck with an overwhelming love for them.

Last night I had one of those moments. We sat down to have our evening Bible reading time together. I began reading through the book of Matthew with them last night. We read the genealogy and talked about all of the people in Jesus' family and compared that to all of the people in our family. David was one of the names mentioned in the genealogy and for some reason Ezra grabbed on to that name. He said -

Oh, daddy! We need to read 'bout David. He ran to Doyiaff and played baseball and threw it and bonk it hit him on the head and he fell down. (read in one breath)

I believe Ezra is getting his stories mixed up a bit but he has the basics down. David hit Goliath and he fell down. Ezra is simply trying to contextualize the Old Testament stories so that they are more understandable. We all do this to some extent -don't we?

3 comments:

rick said...

I'm sorry, what passage is that?

Vince said...

just do a search for Doyiaff

Grandpa black said...

Oh, no!! Our grandson has turned into an Emergent!