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Basically, it is a VERY silly story of a 5 yr old who happens to be a college professor. Throughout his day lots of crazy things happen… and somehow the children are taught about everything from how Archimedes died to how to say “lightning” in German. I have enjoyed the books so much- and especially enjoyed seeing my children learn so many facts is such a fun and interesting way, that we ended up ordering more elementary, the beginning readers, and also Algebra for the older ones.
I have been amazed the nights that we get home late, pile out of the minivan, and the children point up to the sky and excitedly say, “There’s Orion’s Belt!!” I can definitely say that I never knew who Orion was, or how to find his belt!!
Night after night they have pointed up to his belt, and then one night Joanna (6) says, “Mommy, you could write about this. Three stars make one belt- just like God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost make One God.” Now- I must say I was quite leery of mixing Astronomy with Theology. So, I just gave her a hug and said, “Now that’s a good idea!” (with no intention of writing about it.) Yet night after night as she looked up at the sky she was reminded of what a Great God we serve. The God Who made the stars and placed them all in the heaven. Three in One.
God is pleased when we think upon Him- when we speak of Him. He hears, and He remembers. As we increase in knowledge, is it drawing us closer to the Lord? For we are not here merely to grow in our educations, in our abilities, and in our financial status- we are here to glorify God. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Truly, when God is first on our minds and hearts, He will be first in our life. Our purpose each day will be fulfilled and our lives will bring Him glory.
Though I may have never thought of Fred, Orion, and the Trinity to have any thing in common- together they have brought praise towards God in the heart of a beautiful six-year-old girl who loves Jesus, and keeps Him in her thoughts!