With a squeal and a sprint, my little girl runs around the house with a blanket tied around her shoulders. Fists held high in the air she yells “super powers!” as loud as her two year old lungs will let her and she believes completely that she’s actually flying. As I watch her, my heart aches knowing that one day, she might not believe she can be the hero.
What happens when she realizes she can’t really fly, or that she’s not the fastest/strongest/smartest/most popular? Will she stand aside to let someone else do the brave thing or will she believe in who she is and Whose she is? I think about the amazing heroes of the Bible and wonder what I can teach her now that will help her believe that girls can be heroes, too.
It’s Ruth that God brings to my heart. Compared to the superheroes of modern culture, she’s the opposite in so many ways. Her story isn’t flashy or extravagant. She doesn’t live a lonely life in a cave, hiding her true identity only to come out at night in a cape and a costume to save the world. Ruth is:
Come on over to the What’s in the Bible blog today & read why I want to teach my little girl about Ruth – and how girl’s can be heroes, too. And if you’d love to teach your little ones about more Old Testament Heroes, head over to the What’s In the Bible store and pick up your copy of the brand new Old Testament Heroes Devotional & Activity Pack. It’s beautiful and fun and full of Truth and fun for your kiddos.