Today, we were working in our Sonlight Language Arts, grade 2, for my oldest’s language arts. The lesson was about the major parts of a story- plot, setting, characters, conflict, and resolution. We talked about how all stories, from all cultures and parts of history, have each of these elements.
As her assignment, Lexie was to choose a Bible story and go through the elements of the story.
I asked her if we needed to grab the Bible for her to choose a story, and she promptly informed me that she had her story already in mind-
Adam and Eve.
So I asked her, what was the plot? She responded with the obvious, “Adam and Eve turned away from God when they listened to the serpent, or Satan, instead of God.”
The setting, she said, was the Garden of Eden.
The characters were Adam, Eve, Satan, and God.
The conflict she said, was when Adam and Eve chose to listen to Satan, hide from God, and were then sent away from the Garden. <—now mind you, most people would have said that the resolution was God sending them away.
So I asked her, then what was the resolution?
She replied, “God sent Jesus.”
That’s it, y’all.
God sent Jesus.
There’s the resolution to it all.
Every tear, every doubt, every suffering we experience. Every time we battle the desires of the flesh, every time the enemy is on our backs or working actively on our family; for every single lie we believe because we are human and not perfect,
there is Jesus.
And He bears it all. He gives us grace to make new our mistakes, He hears us when we need a quiet moment before we lose our minds in the chaos of our home. He resolved it all. His death brings meaning to everything we endure here, because we know This. Isn’t. It. We cannot even imagine what He went through, so that we don’t have to endure everything on our own.
No matter how unbearable, how lonely, how sickly or fallen life is here, God has taken care of all that.
The resolution, is Jesus.
And thank you, Sonlight.
PS- Yes I know the resolution to the small story of Adam and Eve was probably God making them leaving the garden; but the resolution to the *whole* story, is definitely Jesus.
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