Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sweeter than Honey

Your teachings are sweeter than honey. -Psalm 119:103

I spent my first Sunday in the church nursery since I "retired from children's ministry"  this past weekend. It felt right and good to be "back" even though now it's all volunteer. Working with babies is so much different than teaching those you can actually carry on conversations with, nevertheless, I firmly believe they understand much more of what we say than they let on. :) That's why it's so important to begin speaking God's truths to them right away.

Do you share your faith with your baby? Here are some simple truths to bring to them:

  • As they chomp on that Bible boardbook, remind them that God's word is sweeter than honey.
  • As you hug them, share that Jesus loves the little children.
  • As you bathe your little one, talk to them about how Jesus washes away their sins.
  • As you give them a snack, tell them the story of the loaves and the fishes.
  • As they look in the mirror, remind them that God made them.
  • As you comfort them from a fall, remind them that there will be no more tears or pain in Heaven.
  • As they look at animals, tell them how God created the world and it's creatures.
  • As they go outside in the sunshine, tell them that Jesus is the light of the world.
Don't let those first minutes whiz by you without preaching the Gospel to the little one God has entrusted you with! Those days quickly run by and the next thing you know you have a three years old on your hands. Who, by the way, is not too young to start hiding God's Word in her heart:

And lastly, feed yourself! (I'm preaching to me too, here!) It is so easy to get bogged down with all that needs to be done: feeding, bathing, changing, cleaning... you get the drift! Remind yourself in those times when you don't think you have enough time that not only is God's Word sweeter than honey, it also gives much more sustenance and will get you through the tough times in your day!

Jesus answered, "The Scriptures say: 'No one can live only on food. People need every word that God has spoken.'" -Matthew 4:4

Have a Terrific Tuesday!


www.modestbungalow.com said...

That warmed my auntie heart to hear her quoting scripture. Good post, thanks Bethany!

Sarah said...

such wonderful ideas for sharing Christ with little ones!!

Yoly said...

Thank you :)