There’s nothing quite like playing Legos with a small child, especially when the two of you are putting together one of those kits that come with an instruction booklet.
Unless you’ve never played with Legos before, you understand that those instructions make it almost impossible for you to fail.
Like most adults who, like me, are old enough to be grandparents, creating amazing toys out of tiny pieces of plastic is just not something that is done on a regular basis.
But my grandchildren sure do.
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Recently I watched my husband, who is ten times as old as our oldest grandchild, make his way down to the floor so they could build with Legos.
As always, it was fun to watch them together. There’s nothing quite like falling in love with a man, watching in wonder as he becomes a daddy, and then meeting a new side of him when he melts into the role of grandpa.
Like we often do, my husband and I went home from our time with our grandchildren and talked about how much fun we had.
It seems we reflect more now that we are older. We’re more aware of how precious time with family is as well. Whoever said that wisdom comes with age knew what he was talking about.
My husband shared something with me that hadn’t been obvious when I had been casually watching the two of them playing.
He told me that before he had even had a chance to read the instructions, our grandson had finished building what was on that page.
He was amazed at how fast our grandson could do it. I’m not surprised though. Our grandson plays with Legos almost daily while my husband doesn’t do it that often. He’s put together quite a few Lego kits in his time, but somehow that’s not the same as doing it on a regular basis.
I can’t help but make a comparison to reading the Bible. If it’s something you have done in the past, you may have a recollection of the wisdom shared within the covers of God’s Word.
If you are in the habit of reading it, you’re probably going to catch on to how to live your life according to His plan a bit quicker than most.
But if you feast on His Word, if it’s something you’ve made a habit of hiding in your heart, then you can live your life like our grandson puts together his Lego kits.
He almost intuitively knows what the next step is. Living according to the Word of God gives us the same ability.
“Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee.”Psalm 119:11 KJV
The folks who write those Lego instruction booklets have one goal. Their job is to meet the needs of their target audience. They spell out what to do in great detail, even using pictures to make everything clear to the reader.
Jesus does this for us, too. The wisdom of the Bible often has illustrations in the form of parables or real-life accounts of the lives of those who were alive during Biblical times. This helps us understand how to apply what we are reading to our lives.
Our Book of Instructions also comes with a Companion, the Holy Spirit, to help us understand what we read.
Those people who write the instructions to help us put together Lego kits are good writers. Readers simply need a basic understanding of how Legos work in order to figure out how to create the toys.
God has written the Bible so everyone, including small children, can understand it. You just have to first make sure you know the Author.