This past week at summer school, a first grader, I’ll call him Chris, read a book to me. Chris is working hard to learn his consonant blends and diagraphs. The hi-lighted word is an example.
When Chris sees the “sh” that starts the word shape, he’s still learning to put the sound of s and h together—-shh. The story of Bucky the Beaver is filled with blends and diagraphs. There are five more on this page alone. Can you find them?
Here’s the thing, Chris has already completed the first grade; he should have a pretty good grasp of these concepts by now. But he’s not quite there. Thankfully, summer school is a great opportunity for remedial learning.
Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation2 Peter 3:15a (NIV)
As I listened to my young friend read, helping him here and there, it reminded me of how patient God is with each of us. Frankly, I should have a pretty good grasp of Christian concepts by now. But I’m not quite there.
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9b (NIV)
Kind reader, since God is so patient with us, we would do well to be patient with each other. Many of us aren’t “quite there,” after all. Today, and every day, may we give more grace —just like the Lord.
If you, O Lord, keep a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.Psalm 130:3 (NIV)
Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️