There is so much to be thankful for. Our very lives are precious and those of our children incredibly valuable. That is why what we feed children (physically, mentally, socially, spiritually, emotionally) is so important and strategic to what they will become.
Diamond Books is about the whole child experiencing as much of God’s beauty and security and love and care and character as possible in their young reading years. Then they can choose to follow Jesus Christ for the rest of their lives and see how he makes a difference to everyday decisions, choices and their relationships with others. They can learn to be thankful for everything as all that we have has been given to us by God.
Just looking at creation is awesome in itself. The detail, order, loveliness and colour points us to an amazing Creator who decided to make everything he created unique – even the grains of sand, the snowflakes and of course us human beings. I am always staggered that we ‘work’ as well as we do seeing as our bodies are so complex, our brains alone being far superior to any computer ever invented.
‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’ seems such a small phrase to say to our Creator God and yet he loves our praises, thanks, adoration and worship. When children grasp these habits their lives can take off in song or in poetry or even writing stories, as well as in all manner of creativity. Seeing as Jesus Christ is called the word of God (see John 1) it is not surprising that we can easily be like him. Our creativity is a gift from God who inspires his human creation to be just like him – a mirror of his wonderful person. Let’s model ‘thankfulness’ to our children so they can become more appreciative and not take for granted the many blessings we all receive daily. (Am aware that our varying lives don’t always seem that blessed e.g. for our brothers and sisters in Syria at this time but even they can find something to be thankful for by God’s grace.)