First Grade Art

February 6th, 2019

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Luke 12:22-34

First graders do not use a box of 24 Crayola Crayons. Do you remember first grade? In art class children use eight fat crayons of basic colors. The teachers do not distribute blank pages; instead, teachers provide pages that have black outlines of images. Then six-year-old children are asked to follow basic instructions: “Children, color within the lines.” At the end of art period the pages will be collected, stars will be awarded and masterpieces will be hung on the wall for all to see.

It is likely first grade teachers use an hour devoted to basic art to assist students in developing hand-eye coordination. Children with the best results with eight fat crayons stay within the lines and follow basic instructions.

Jesus also taught the basics of faith. In Luke 12, Jesus provides an elementary FAITH 101 lesson: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). Jesus teaches that our faith will flourish when we treasure and trust his leading in our lives. The basic teachings of faith are about the desires of the heart.

Author: Mike Stipp


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