We read the information concerning the National Monument in staccato form, but we were reading it. Comprehension I was not sure of…but the fluency was getting a bit better. Several of the students and I began to discuss what we had read. The stairs and the elevator became quite the topic as we discussed the chapter.
The children answered the questions I proposed with ease, much to my surprise. Jason stayed a little more quiet than usual, but I was rather grateful for it quite honestly.
I asked the kids to get out their pencils and and I passed out a short review sheet to see what they had learned. At the time, there were only 6 students at my table to review for their test in the general education classroom.
After passing out the sheet, the students began the task at hand. Most were able to read it on their own and for that I was rejoicing! Progress! “Take your time” I always said.
Jason handed me his sheet rather quickly. I looked at him with surprise. He was so proud and he told me so. I began to read his answers and all of them were correct…then question 10 reared it’s ugly head.
10.) How do most all of the people get to the top of the monument? They should climb the stairs.
“Jason, what did the book say about people getting to the top? “ I asked. “The elevators” he answered matter of fact. “Then why was your answer that they should climb the stairs?” I asked. “Well” he began, “it is a proven fact that Americans are overweight, so I decided that it would be best for everyone to walk so they could get their daily exercise.”
I had to chuckle as I explained that his answer had validity, but that it was not the answer from the book. He erased his answer while shaking his head…”Miss A, that just doesn’t seem right…everyone should really walk.”
I am not much different from Jason. The Word of God has all the answers, but I have often taken it out of context or adjusted to fit my current question. Sometimes I have even ignored the answer to a problem I am dealing with because I prefer not to acknowledge that I am wrong! I have even blamed God for things when I did not understand and did not want to read to get any comfort from Him.
It seems like we live in a time where things aren’t always black and white. And maybe some things are not. But the word of God stands. His word, his love letter, has his best for us. For our best.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:1-5
Where are you looking for answers?
IN CHRIST ALONE
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