First let me say that my daughter likes to play the Lego video games and that one of her favorites is Indiana Jones. A few months ago, I was discussing with someone how Jesus cleared out the temple and something was mentioned about having a picture of him fashioning a whip and clearing them out Indiana Jones style by flipping the tables over with a whip. My daughter overheard this and was quite intrigued by it – picturing Indiana Jones Jesus, hat and all! 🙂
Anyway, back to this morning. We pulled out our Bibles to read in the morning and turned to Ephesians 6:10-18 for our morning reading. I had the idea that I would help her picture this concept by pulling up a picture of a knight in armor to help her see exactly what Paul was describing to his readers. It worked! She was excited to help me point out each piece of armor as we discussed abstract ideas like truth, peace and righteousness. I felt like our morning Bible study had gone really well and we had had some fun digging into the word. So, at the end of the time, with the picture of the knight still up on my computer screen I asked if my daughter had anything else to add. Yep, she did have one question. I leaned forward eager to hear my little girl’s question and share with her some great spiritual insight. “So,” she asked, pointing to the picture, “did this guy really fight a dragon or something?”
Ah, the Biblical musings of a soon-to-be-six year old. Indiana Jones Jesus leads his dragon fighting warriors on the greatest crusade of all.