"This chapter is about Jacob's struggles with his father-in-law Laban," Mama Otter said.
Papa Otter continued, "Laban has changed the way Jacob's wages are determined. He makes a deal with Jacob that his wages before he leaves back to his homeland can be All this sheep and speckled goats and they're offspring can be his, Jacob accepts. Later on Laban removed all the sheep and goats that he promised to Jacob as his wages and has them taken 3 days away."
Mama Otter said, "So, Jacob comes up with a plan to increase his flock of sheep and goats. It was kind of a trick. He took some of the rods of almond, and plane wood and peels white streaks in them. He places them next to the stream and puts them in front of the strongest most healthy sheep and goats."
Olivia asked, "Did Jacob's plan work?"
Papa Otter replied, "Yes, it did! The animals gave birth to speckled and spotted offspring, and Jacob was able to increase his flock. But this chapter teaches us about the importance of being resourceful and working hard for what we want. It also shows us that sometimes, we have to be clever and come up with creative solutions to problems."
Mama Otter added, "And, even though Jacob had to use some tricky methods, in the end, he was able to increase his flock and provide for his family. This chapter reminds us to always trust in God's plan and to never give up on our dreams."
Olivia smiled and said, "I want to be resourceful and work hard for my dreams, just like Jacob did."
Mama Otter and Papa Otter hugged Olivia and told her how proud they were of her for understanding the story and what it means.
Lesson: Genesis chapter 30 teaches us about the importance of being resourceful, working hard, and never giving up on our dreams. It's a story that inspires us to always trust in God's plan and to follow our hearts.