The only reason I am writing a third post for the third consecutive day is because I have writer’s block! The dictionary defines writer’s block as “an inability to think of ideas, which writers sometimes suffer from”. Well, I have now been suffering from ‘it’ for three days. At the end of the day I have to have something to show for the hours spent at my desk hence the posts! I have also been playing a lot of solitaire, in between bouts of just sitting and staring …..
I thought I would share with you how God reveals Himself to our children.
‘It is vitally important to read the Bible to our children. they need to know God created and loves them. They need to know about Jesus and what He did here on earth so they can build up a picture of Him in their own mind’s eye. The following story is a beautiful example of the relationship a child can have with Jesus.
When our eldest daughter was six years old, I dropped her off at school very early one day, and she was feeling quite nervous about it. There was a teacher on duty, but hardly any other children had arrived yet. When I picked her up from school that afternoon, I asked her how she had handled the early-morning drop-off.
“Well, Mommy, I was a bit scared in the beginning; then I asked Jesus to come and play with me and he did”.
“Oh really, what did you play?”
“We drew pictures in the sand.”
“And how exactly did Jesus draw the pictures?” I asked dubiously.
“I held the stick and He told me what to draw; then I drew what I wanted too and that’s how we spent the time before school started. It was fun!’
What an amazing picture. I see them in my mind’s eye, kneeling close together, talking and drawing. I thanked God for revealing Himself to her in such a practical way.’ (from God’s Promise for Families)
I hope that my writer’s block will come to an end shortly otherwise you are going to be inundated with posts!