A Simple Conversation With Your Children
Warren E. Berkley
My sermon a few days ago (Sept. 19th) was prepared and delivered to remind parents and all of us, of the necessary resolve to teach our children the truth about God – His existence, His love, His expectations. We can start with these simple truths about God, then continue as they mature, to teach them and show them who God is.
I have one example. Age appropriate children can learn this: “For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God,” (Heb. 3:4). Having taught this verse to the children, when you are out, simply point to a house and ask if that house was built. Though no human builder is standing there, they will admit the house had a builder.
Next, point to the sky, the earth, the universe, and ask the same question: “Was there a builder?” Here is a simple entrance into the mind of a child, about the existence of God. Kids can think. While they may not use all the adult terminology, they know that houses don’t just pop up out of the ground. The universe didn’t just happen, or gradually grow through a random, unattended evolutionary process.
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
Talk to your children about the certainty of God’s existence. If you don’t, someone will.