This summer we have been studying the book of Joshua in our family devotional time. With Joe's summer teaching schedule, it has worked out best to do our Bible reading at lunchtime most days. We have really enjoyed this special time together and look forward to learning more about the adventures of the Israelites.
We fell behind in our reading when we travelled last week, so we attempted to cover some ground on our way home from church Sunday night. It wasn't the ideal reading environment, but 9-year-old Carson made the best of it. He sat in the middle seat of the mini-van so everyone could hear and began reading Chapter 7.
Things were just heating up in the story as the Israelite army suffered because of Achan's sin against the Lord, when from the back seat 6-year-old Christian exclaimed, "Hey, there's a Best Western!" We were all a little confused about why this was such a noteworthy discovery, but apparently Christian has seen commercials about this hotel chain and was excited to spot one of their signs.
We all had a good laugh over Christian's interruption. But once we regained our composure, we were ready to get back to our Bible reading. Joe tried to focus everyone back to the story. "OK, OK, where were we?" he began, settling everyone down. "Carson, tell us what just happened. No, wait, Christian, you tell us. What just happened?"
"Well, I had just seen a sign for Best Western ... ."