Monday, February 23, 2009

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Moses listened to God even when he didn't have the confidence to do what God had chose him to do. He trusted God and led the slaves out of Egypt. Harriet Tubman was called the Moses of her time, because she trusted God and led many slaves to freedom.

Recently Sunshine has had an interest in the Underground Railroad and leaders who fought to end slavery. So we took a trip to the library to find books at her level that would interest her as well. We were excited to find the book, Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. This Caldecott Winner was illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Carole Boston Weatherford. The illustrations were just beautiful, but the message even more so. I loved the way Harriet surrendered her situation and trusted in God. Her relationship with God is apparent throughout the entire book. Through this book, I was able to show my children how God can use people to do great things.

We can do great things through Christ who strengthens us. We just need to listen and allow him to use us even in challenging situations.


Many Blessings to you,
Jen

2 comments:

greedygrace said...

I love books that teach lessons at even an early age. This sounds like one to add to my library!

Qwin said...

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