I was at a friend’s house the other night and she and her son were practicing his memory verses. This little guy told me about how “God so loved the world that he sent his only son – Jesus” and that “all have sinned” and that “God loves me.” The fact he could recite all these verses was amazing because this little guy just turned three years old.
That got me thinking – kids are like sponges. They really do absorb whatever we pour into them. It made me ask myself: what am I pouring into my daughter? And it prompts me to ask any parents out there reading: What are you pouring into your kids?
Whether we like it or not kids absorb what we give them which leads to another big question: Do they understand what they are learning and does it change them? Will knowing God loves him change this little three-year-old? Will it have an impact on his life? I suspect it might if the adults in his life model how it has changed their lives. Kids repeat what they hear but they model what they see.
So let’s vow to be purposeful regarding what we say to our kids, expose them to, and encourage them to remember. And let’s take it one step further and apply to our own lives the very principles we teach our children. Let’s walk the talk together.