History has many beautiful stories. People have done many things right, but we have certainly not done everything right. In my history writing for children, I like to emphasize the wonderful things that God has done and the positive things that people have done, while being honest about some of our biggest human shortcomings. Many modern history writers judge people of the past according to standards of today, but I like to help children see that every person who has ever lived (except Jesus) is a sinner in need of grace. 

As we learn in the book of Acts, every person is a son or daughter of Adam. People around the world have arrived at the place where they live now because of good things that have happened and bad things that have happened. Our heavenly Father takes those good and bad things and works His perfect will. Chapter 17, verses 26-28 of Acts teaches us:

He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist . . .

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