“For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16, NIV
When Richard was on a road
trip with his young grandchildren, he wanted to share the story of Jesus with
them. But he struggled to explain the concept of Jesus as Savior. Then a song
on the radio inspired him.
He asked his grandsons what
type of superhero they’d like to be and the kind of superpowers they’d like to
have. He listened to his grandson’s answers then suggested situations where
people were in jeopardy.
Each boy shared how he’d use
his power to rescue the lost, hurting, weak, and vulnerable. Now that Richard
had their attention, he began talking about Jesus. He explained how God sent
His Son to earth to rescue and redeem all of humankind.
Sharing Biblical truths with
children is important. But it can also be challenging to know how to explain
concepts that kids may not be familiar with. When that happens, try to think of
a way that you can illustrate a spiritual truth with a cartoon or book character.
God, please give me wisdom. I want to share Your truths
with little ones. Give me the grace to see life through their eyes. In Jesus’
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