Our granddaughter Avery who is kindergarten wrote her first book. On the first page she drew a stick figure picture of Jesus standing next to her with the words “God is Love.” In the rest of her book she goes on to say that God loves her and she loves God. Avery finishes her book with the words “God loves us and saves our lives.” Avery took her time sharing her story and had her mom staple all four pages together so she could share her book with others. I am so proud of her. I am also proud of her parents and others God has been using in her and her sister’s life to teach them about God’s love and grace. It reminds me of the words found in Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Deu 6:5 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
These words given to God’s people were not just instructions to parents, these were instructions to a community of believers. I am grateful not only for godly parents, but also for family, friends, teachers and others whom God is using in the lives of my grandchildren. I am grateful my grandchildren are learning about God’s love and His saving grace.