Last night as Brad tucked Caroline into bed, I heard her memorizing Proverbs 3:5-6. There is little sweeter that 1) your husband teaching your child scripture, and 2) a tiny voice speaking profound truth.
I shamelessly went into her room after he left, turned the lights back on, and took this video. Yup. For the blog. I think she’s ridiculously cute, even with dark circles under her eyes too late at night.
No, she doesn’t understand what she’s saying yet. “Lean not on your own understanding” turns into a jumble of precious preschool style syllables… “your own humber thanding.” However, she is learning that:
- her parents think God’s Word is a treasure to learn, pass on, and recite, and
- she is storing away precious phrases that the Holy Spirit may call to mind as this faith hopefully becomes her own, rather than her parents’.
I am not writing this post to pat myself on the back. I don’t teach Caroline scripture nearly enough, and I’m thankful that Brad and her preschool have picked up my slack. I write this to encourage us all to do better at exalting God’s Word to our children, and to show you a great tool for children’s scripture memory:
My dad sent us this booklet of memory verses aimed at preschool through five years old. You can order yours for $5 here. (No, no, not a promotion… just my unsolicited endorsement!) Each short verse is paired with a picture to prompt non-readers to remember the passage. I snapped a photo of an example:
Watching Brad teach Caroline the verses last night has inspired me to get back on the teach-children-scripture-ball! And since I’ve seriously slacked on scripture memory in my own Christian walk, I know learning these short verses with Caroline will also benefit me.
Maybe when I finish learning the set intended for preschoolers, I can graduate to the adult version. 🙂