I made a simple board book to retell the story of Jacob’s dream to the children in church tomorrow. The reading is from Genesis 28:10-19.
If you want to make your own, please retain the author credit, feel free to drop in your own illustrations, and note that glitter glue was liberally added! The image of the painting of Jacob’s ladder is by William Blake [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
retold by Rosalind C. Hughes
About Rosalind C Hughes
Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
This is where I am going with my sermon. I will be putting up a tall step ladder as I begin to preach saying “It’s not about the ladder” then helping them see God is always, always, always with us. In the dirt and dark stuff of our lives, in the ordinary rocks. I too have a heart shaped stone like yours!
That sounds great!
Rosalind, i would love to use your story above, from page 4 onwards for our family service on Friday evening.
Patty, please feel free! Blessings on your ministry.