Day 7 of 31 Days: From Enemy to Heir
To find the beginning of the story, click here.
Every seventh day during the 31 Days challenge, we will take a Sabbath rest from the story and turn our eyes back to the Scriptures from which it was shamelessly plagiarized. It is my desire that we take these days to think about and pray over the passages I have highlighted. If you are reading this series to your children, read these passages too. You might be amazed at how well your children put the pieces together!
My kids, who have started to expect a new chapter as part of their bedtime routine (they get the privileged of hearing it before all of you), were a little disappointed that today’s “chapter” was just a verse.
Then they read Ephesians 2:13 and 19.
“Wow, Mom,” Jonathan said. “That is just perfect for our story!”
Yes, it is. He will learn what plagiarism means later. For now, it is enough that he knows that his mom did not just make this story up. God wrote it first.
If you have some time today, you might also want to compare the story with what you know about salvation. Here are some questions to get you started:
1) In what ways are you like Obscurity?
2) Why was the Enchanter described as beautiful, but the prince as plain? Can you think of some Scriptures to back up your answer?
3) How does the prince fit your understanding of Jesus?
4) From Enemy to Heir is the story of salvation, and beyond. Have you felt Jesus calling for you to come? How have you responded? If you have not accepted His invitation, why are you resisting? What fears do you have that keep you from running into His arms?
5) If you have been rescued by the Prince, tell someone. Read this series with your children or with a friend and tell them about the One who saved you from a life of obscurity. Because this is not just any story. This is your story.
*The story continues tomorrow with Day 8.