I know, this may seem a little silly and I’m sure I wouldn’t have thought to try it before having kids, but reading a kid’s bible can be a fun way to experience the stories God wants us to be familiar with. Granted, this shouldn’t be your only reference for the bible, but it is an interesting way to get a feel for the flow of the bible. We have probably 10 different little kid bibles that given an overview of the major stories of the bible.
I found that the more I read these stories to my girls, the more I was able to commit them to memory. It helps me to remember the order of the stories too.
Since I wasn’t raised in a religious household, I didn’t have a lot of exposure to these stories but I’ve come to enjoy them. I love sharing them with my girls and I will look forward to digging deeper into the bible with them as they get older.
Lately I’ve been enjoying For Such a Time as This: Stories of Women from the Bible, Retold for Girls with my almost 5 year old. I want to add this to our collection as well Bedtime Bible Story Book: 365 Read-aloud Stories from the Bible.
If anyone has any suggestions for other good books, do share them! I’m still new at sharing the bible with my kids.
MY BIBLE REFLECTION:
“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. In this is love brought to perfection among us, that we have confidence on the day of judgement because as he is, so are we in this world.” I John 4:16-17
God is love. We must be love. We must make this our main goal. I feel like I’m so far from this. Even though I know it’s what I’m called to do, I get busy and I don’t think about the cashier checking my groceries and how I can love her. I don’t go out of my way to visit the neighbors I don’t know and to love them. I struggle some days just to get the energy up to love the six people in my house. Because loving people does take energy!
But I want to be better at this. I will keep trying to be better at this. Because I think if I met Jesus and asked Him what he wants me to do, he’d just say, “Love people.” It really is that simple. But the simple things are hard. This is our number one calling and we must embrace it.