Monday, November 23, 2009

Teach a Child

Psalm 8:1-9

"Oh, Lord our Lord, how excellent in Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the starts, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
For You ahve made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
You have made him to have dominion over thew orks of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen --- even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, and the fist of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!"

One of the things I love most about teaching 4 year olds is teaching Bible. I don't get to teach all the stories (they have those in another class), but I get to teach the Scripture memory passage. I mentioned our Scripture Memory passage.

It has been such a blessing to see all of the students learn the Scripture passage. One of the most wonderful things I do each month is listening to these little people recite God's Word.

If you have never seen a young person recite Scripture, find the nearest one and teach them one (Psalm 8 is a good because it starts and ends the the same way. Psalm 1 is also good because it flows easily.), then have the recite it for you. If you want to bless those around you, let them hear as well. To make it even more enjoyable, teach them motions with it.

I have been so encouraged to hear the students (K4-12) reciting God's Word together during morning meeting. I really think this is missing in a lot of "Christian circles".

I'm so thankful for school who not only teaches the students' minds, but their hearts as well.


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post! That Psalm is one of my personal favorites!