Learning and Loving History

Young maiden, do you enjoy learning about history? History was my favorite subject when I was in school with geography and literature as close seconds. History is so much more than a random scattering of dates and unconnected events. It is alive with the amazing stories of people who lived, worked, struggled, triumphed, and created throughout countless centuries.

I want to encourage you, young maiden, to study your history well! But, don’t just study it, delve into it and learn to love the stories of the people you read about. Real history books read like amazing stories of high adventure, love, war and exciting discoveries. You can travel to so many places and meet so many fascinating characters by just picking up and reading an old history book! We must learn the lessons offered to us from history or as a very wise person once said we will be doomed to repeat them!

Studying history can become like a marvelous treasure hunt with the events of yesterday touching so many other subjects. Have you ever tried to read and decipher an old cookbook? Do you know how many children Queen Victoria had or how long she reigned? Did you ever wonder what the Chinese were doing when the ancient Egyptians were building the pyramids? When was Australia discovered? Who invented the steam locomotive or the sewing machine? Who wrote your favorite piece of music and why? There are so many fascinating things to discover!

One final thought I want to add, have you ever thought about your mark on history? Yes, everyone of us who lives today is making and living the history that another generation will read about someday. I am sure that many of the people whose stories are forever laid before the world to see were simply going about their daily lives. Even if you do not do anything to make it into a history book, your life is being recorded and your history is being played out before your family and those dear to you. Make sure that you are leaving a good and worthwhile mark!


“Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other…” – Deuteronomy 4:32

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