Monthly Meditation from Biblical Homeschooling

     This is the “monthly meditation” from the Dec. issue of Biblical Homeschooling.  Anyone interested in receiving this free e-mail newsletter can send a blank e-mail to biblicalhomeschooling-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and then follow the instructions e-mailed back to you or you can subscribe from the web at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biblicalhomeschooling if you have a Yahoogroups ID.

Monthly Meditation

14. THE LORD IS GREAT

by Wayne S. Walker

     “For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods” (Psalm 96:4).  When I was quite small and not yet able to say my own prayers, I was taught before meals to recite, “God is great, God is good, now we thank Him for our food.”  While Christians must go beyond childhood repetitions in their prayers, we should never forget the fact that “God is great.”

     God is great because He is our Creator.  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).  God is also great because He is our provider.  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:18).  And He is great because He is our Savior.  “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 2:3-4).

     Whether we say “God is great” or not, we can surely acknowledge His greatness in our prayers.  We also declare God’s greatness as we sing praises to Him.  In addition, we can talk of God’s greatness when we tell others about Him and His plan for our salvation.  And we manifest His greatness in our lives by submitting ourselves to His will.  Certainly, the greatness of God is something that we need to emphasize to our children in our homeschooling.  “Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art, how great Thou art!”

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     Here are some of the books that were reviewed in December:

Dec 29th, 2011: “The Prophet”
Dec 28th, 2011: “Loamhedge”
Dec 24th, 2011: “Night Shivers”
Dec 23rd, 2011: “The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout”
Dec 21st, 2011: “Treasures in the Dust”
Dec 19th, 2011: “The Redskins: Or Indian and Injin”
Dec 10th, 2011: “Runt the Hunted”
Dec 9th, 2011: “What Do You Use to Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities”
Dec 8th, 2011: “Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework”
Dec 6th, 2011: “Daddy-Long-Legs”
Dec 3rd, 2011: “Seven Lambs: Stories of Peace from the Old Testament”
Dec 2nd, 2011: “Angels: 100 Engravings by Gustave Dore”
Dec 1st, 2011: “n-Space: Stories, Poems, and Music of the Future”

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     Happy reading!