Friday, February 18, 2011

Thinking Thursdays: The Tower of Babel

1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
 3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

For details on making this craft, refer to the "Learning about God" page. :)

8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Junior J and his Papa read through the passage in the NIV Bible (it was hard to find this account in his Bible story books), and built the tower using his building blocks... he also did the craftwork and got to stamp "question mucks" all over, to show that the people were confused. :)

It was a gentle reminder in my case that while I may have my own plans, I need to keep looking to God, for He is in control.  

Have a great weekend! :)

PS: A HUGE thank you to all mummies who took the time to give suggestions in my previous post on feeding toddlers!  Now I have more ideas to try, plus I am comforted that we are not alone in having a mealtime monster, and that they eventually do outgrow it!


  1. What a creative artwork that was! Love it!

  2. the question 'mucks' are super cute!!
    have a good weekend!

  3. Thanks San and E :) It was fun doing the craft with the boy...

  4. Very creative!! Got to 'steal' your ideas to share with my girl :) Thanks for sharing and God bless!

  5. Dee: Thanks for dropping by! By all means do try out the crafts with your girl... and let me know how they go... have fun!



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