The God of Numbers

To teach my students to journal, we draw pictures for our prayer lists, including a section on "God, you are..." In readiness for Christmas, I asked my kindergartners to draw pictures of the names and attributes of Jesus.  Two of my students wrote numbers.  At first I was a little disheartened.  This wasn't supposed to be a time of practicing numbers.  It was supposed to be a time of worship.

So I asked.

And the answer from both girls was this:  God is a God of order.

One.  Then two.  Then three.  A rhythm that is steady.  A rhythm of the day and the night.  Of winter, spring, summer, fall, and winter again.

Even in the most secure homes, the world is a scary place for kids.  There are big, big unknowns.  So many things seem out of control.  It's so hard to trust.  It's so hard to figure out what is going on even when it's people you love who are supposed to be in charge.

But when you can trust a God who takes five, adds one more, and always gets six... then you can breathe.  Then you can rest.  Even when the situation is chaotic, you can find peace.


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