The Maxfields

The Maxfields

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Learning the Word

One of my favorite things this fall has been the Sunday School class I am teaching with one of the best age groups:  3rd through 5th grade girls!  There are usually 8-10 girls who attend regularly.  I really look forward to seeing them each week, giving them a hug and watching them grow in their knowledge of the Lord as they hear a Bible story and learn of God's love for them.  We review the Bible story and discuss what we have learned about God from the story.  We talk about what it means for us. We color and make a craft related to the story.  The girls surprise me with how much they are retaining each week.  Honestly, I am not sure that some children in main stream churches are taught the many Bible stories we are covering.  

We have also learned two verses together this fall.  One of them is:  "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee (Jesus)."  Psalm 56:3.  This verse rhymes with the reference and we learned it in song form.  A couple of weeks ago I was out of town and Emily and Rachel taught the class for me.  Emily and Rachel asked the girls if they could remember the verse they had been learning and one girl immediately began quoting it.  They were able to sing it without me.  It thrilled my heart.  This is a good verse because most of them experience scary things in their lives.  I pray that they might remember this verse along the way as they encounter times when they are afraid.  

The second verse we are learning is Proverbs 18:10 "The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and they are safe."  The very week we started to learn this verse, the story was on the tower of Babel.  I told the girls we don't have to build a tower to get to God.  His very name is our strong tower!  

I am amazed at how quickly they are picking up these verses. We have been given a promise in Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of God is living and active...."  I want these precious girls to have Scripture in their hearts and minds because it is alive and powerful.  Please pray that they will continue to recall the verses and that the Lord might use His Word in a special way.

1 comment:

  1. We will be praying! It is so wonderful to hear an update. I am so thankful that you are able to love on these girls.