We finally did it! After months of wishing, hoping, talking, and saving, we booked our family’s first trip abroad. As soon as we did I headed to our local library to get a few guidebooks, travel videos, and storybooks set in those locations. Since it was my kids first time traveling overseas I knew it would be important for them to understand our destinations’ history, culture, and cuisine so that they could get the most out it.
Sometimes when we read the Bible with our kids, it is like going to a foreign land. Just like on our vacation, understanding the context — the history, culture, and even cuisine, of the Bible — gives us a better understanding of God’s Word and just how revolutionary it is.