I remember reading somewhere (who knows where—I read a lot of articles and blogs!) that it is good to read your Bible in front of your children so that they recognize its importance to you and it becomes important to them. Doing that is always something I have in the back of my mind, but somehow, I always end up having my quiet time while the babies are napping.
Today, while Olivia was napping and Ethan was still awake, I decided to read my Bible. Ethan came and sat right next to me and asked, “What are you doing Mummy?”
“I’m going to read my Bible. Do you want me to read out loud so you can listen too?”
As I sat and read aloud from Isaiah 45, I didn’t think that anything from this message from the Lord to Cyrus would stick out to my two-year-old. I got to verse 22. “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God…”
“…and there is no other,” Ethan finished.
He was listening! Ten times in chapter 45, God says in one way or another that he is the only God. My two-year-old was able to grasp this, and I thank God for that!
I write all this to encourage the young mothers out there. A lot of times, we feel like our kids don’t listen to us. But our repetition is not in vain! God repeats things in order to penetrate our stubborn hearts. Let’s follow in his example in order to reach our children.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6