I was accused of it again the other day – endearingly, I will presume. I was accused of finding an object lesson in just about everything.
What can I say? I plead guilty.
Some might find that habit of mine annoying, but it’s a habit that motivates and encourages me. This habit has become more deeply ingrained the longer we’ve homeschooled, as I grasp for examples to help make the things I try to teach the boys more clear to them…as I try to inspire the boys to see the big picture, develop strong character, and follow the Lord.
Morals, examples, and life lessons abound in all the nature, relationships, and individuals around us. These can serve as a tool to stimulate our growth, if we recognize and remember them.
Clearly, I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
I see life lessons in my physical therapy, in the falling leaves, and in the behavior of our chickens. I see lessons in chemistry, biology, and astronomy. I see lessons in my relationships with others, and in their relationships which I observe. In all these things and more, the truths of Scripture come alive, and I find the need and motivation to learn and improve.
We’re never done learning or improving, this side of heaven. Why not take advantage of every opportunity to do so?