“When our children ask us in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the decrees and the statutes and the ordinances that the LORD our God has commanded us?’ then we will say to our children…” (Deut. 6:20) What?… What will we say?
Tell them a story. Tell them a story about God; tell them a story about children; tell them a story about the world; tell them a story about the nature of their relationship to God, the world, and each other. Tell them a story.
The attached article points you to some excellent books that tells stories about gratitude, hope, forgiveness, God’s love and and care. You might consider giving a few as Christmas gifts.
Prepared by Kim Lee, MACE, Entering Cohort Fall 2007