It’s hard to believe that we are already moving on to the 3rd unit of our text book this year – Church history. The challenge, of course, is making history relevant for kids. I’ve always been a bit of a history buff (In college, I double-majored in theology and history!) and I feel that history provides us with many lessons for life.
Perhaps the best image that I can think of for approaching the concept of history is that of rowing a boat. When you row a boat, you face the back of the boat. In other words, as you travel forward, you face backward- the “past” is in front of you and the “future” is behind you! This is ultimately how we travel through life. Our past is very clearly laid out in front of us while our future is unknown. The key to moving forward successfully is reliant upon keeping a clear view of our point of origin – our history!