FOR THE CHILDREN:Psalm 23 and Ezekiel 34
“The Lord is my sheperd, shepherd, shepherd.
The Lord is my shepherd, and I am His lamb!” (Great Commission Publications, Summer, ages 2-3).
Complex biblical theology can be put simply and directly. Even two year olds can listen and repeat a simple phrase put to music. Let them echo it after you. Put it to a tune you and they can remember. A CD and songbook can be ordered at www.gcp.org to give you some help. Hold your Bible as you read Psalm 23 or Ezekiel 34:15-16 so you model reliance on the Bible’s truth.
“I will feed my flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God. I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up what was broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat the the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
Then act out ways a shepherd looks after his sheep. My family only has to watch our collie as he alertly tends the grandchildren…another everyday application of a complex biblical principle… Keep your eyes open for your family’s way of visualizing this truth.
“Always a Psalm in the mouth, Always Christ in the heart.” (An ancient Christian saying)