Are you married? Are you hoping to get married? Are you engaged? All are life changing questions.
Can children experience engagement in a different way? Can they engage with God? I believe so and more importantly God has made provision for them to be able to grasp the simple truths of the Bible. In fact, Jesus Christ mentioned that we, as adults, are to be like children in their simplicity and unclutteredness. At our home group last night we read some amazing words, “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.” (Psalm 8:2 – NKJV). God actually counts what young ones say as strength over the enemies that are around them (all influenced by satan). As children are trained in what and how they say things then their mouths can act as buffers against what could harm them. I think we underestimate what children can do in this way.
To be able to engage with children about the God who loves them and has a perfect plan for their lives is such a privilege as parents, teachers and friends. What they ‘pick up’ in these early years is of vital importance to the whole of their lives. Hence our desire as writers of Diamond Books to bring to children the simple truths of God that create a platform and foundation and launching pad for them to become anchored in the love and ways of God.
Because the books are so visual in content, the Bible can come alive especially in ‘The Creation Series’ where the animals, plants, fish and people and various aspects of our world are shown along with the engaging text. The fun element of finding frogs and daisies etc in the 8 books makes the boxed set an essential for every 3-4 year old’s bookshelf or even for their bedside table or the special place where they keep their very best toys.
We can be engaged to be married or engage with our life partner when we’re married but best of all is to learn to engage with God and to let our youngsters know how to do this as well.