Today the girls’ craft centred on the Passover. I had to go out after fetching the girls from school, so I left my husband with two pictures of doors, some paint, and vague instructions. (He did very well.)
Jacques read the story of the Passover. Then the girls had to colour in their doors, and paint red “blood” on the doorposts just like the Israelites were instructed to do in Egypt.
Later, as I was getting the girls ready for bed, I asked if they could remember what story Daddy had told them.
“The one about Moses,” Angie said.
“What about Moses?”
“The Israelites killed a lamb and ate it, and put blood on their doorposts,” Angie said.
“Do you remember why they had to do that?”
“So that God would pass over their houses.” Angie then demonstrated some sort of “whooshing” move that I assume was her interpretation of the angel passing over the houses.
I explained that the blood on the doorposts marked the Israelites as belonging to God. I asked if they could tell me what marks us as belonging to God. Emmy’s response was to start singing ‘Baa, baa, black sheep’ and Angie hid her face with her towel.
“When Jesus died on the cross,” I said, “he bled. His blood marks us as belonging to God.”
I explained that tomorrow we will be going to church to remember Jesus dying on the cross. When we prayed before bedtime, I prayed that as a family we would spend the weekend reflecting on God’s amazing love for us and the heavy price He paid so that we can belong to Him.