This morning, I was sitting in my chair doing my Bible study and Rachel got up quite a bit earlier than usual. I asked why she was up so early and she said she was scared - that "Rackshack", Meshack, and Abednego had been thrown into the fiery furnace because they wouldn't bow down to the golden bunny. :) I wasn't quite finished with my study, so I asked if it was ok if I finished the little bit I had left to go and then I'd read her a story out of the Bible. She said she wanted to hear a story about a unicorn. I said I didn't think there were any stories about a unicorn. Well, what about a princess riding on a unicorn. Nope, pretty sure I couldn't find that sort of story either (if anyone knows a princess riding on a unicorn story that I can't remember, please let me know). I did tell her that I would find a good story to read to her.
I finished my study and turned over to Daniel and began reading about the fiery furnace... she said, "That's just like the story!" and was so excited that what she'd seen on Veggie Tales was actually in the Bible. So we read along in the story and it came to a part about the men getting thrown into the fiery furnace. The exchange went something like this:
Rachel: "There were four men!" *holding up four fingers
Me: "No, there were three - Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego."
Rachel: insistant - "NO! There were FOUR! Rackshack, Meshack, Abednego, and the Son of God!"
Me: "Rachel, you are absolutely right." :) Smart little cookie.
Rachel: "They got thrown into the fiery furnace because they wouldn't bow down and sing the Bunny Song, but God saved them."
Thank you, Veggie Tales. My day has been made because my baby girl, though it's via a bunch of vegetables, knows the story of how God delivered the men from the fiery furnace.