Knights and Samurai or Chapter 17 was perfect for our two little Ninjas. For some reason, our son has gotten into Ninja stuff. (Thanks, LEGO Ninjago!) It was like a force of nature that came over him. I think it all started with the LEGO Club magazine. At first I did not like it, but then after talking with my husband and after remembering books like Wild At Heart and others about the male need to fight and protect, I gave in.
So this lesson came in at the right time. We put our children in Tae Kwon Do classes in January and we read this story for history at the end of January. Knights, Samurai, Ninjas – they all have something in common, besides fighting. They each had a code by which to live. As Christians, we also have a code by which to live (the Bible). So I made all sorts of connections for them to see this as a bigger picture. Continue reading