Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Her very own Bible

This morning I looked up from where I was standing in the kitchen and this is what I found.

I live for sweet moments like this.

She loves to carry around the chunky Beginners Bible that belonged to one of the boys a few years ago and find someone to read her a "Bible stowee." Every time I get out my Bible study to work on, she gets out her "Bible Stowee" too. This morning it was big brother Jensen who didn't mind getting cozy under a blanket by the fire with her. 

She gets a kick out of her brothers reading to her. And will sit still for a minute or maybe two....

Until she's ready to show off her skills.

She is no longer content to sit and LISTEN to someone else read her the stories. She wants to READ them herself! It is the cutest thing as she sits there and rambles on and on out loud about who knows what- although I am sure whatever she is saying is theologically correct! :) lol.

I love experiencing God through the eyes of a little child. At two, she is just beginning to discover the world around her and learning more and more about things like trust, obedience, sin, faith, and love. (not that she has any idea what those words mean, it is through life experience and relationships with her family and little friends that she is learning these things) I pray that as she grows, she would continue to have a hunger for God's word and want to know Him fully and deeply. I thank the Lord for 3 sons who love Him and their little sister enough to sit with her and take the time to read with her.

So glad I thought to catch this moment before it was too late.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:2

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. Matthew 18:10

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."   Luke 18:15-17

*** P.S. Although we own the Beginner's Bible and obviously Elliana loves it, I recommend the Big Picture Story Bible if you are looking for a REALLY good Bible book for children that tells of God's redemptive plan from the beginning to end! We gave this to her on her dedication day last November. The one thing that isn't great about it is that it is a bit too heavy for chubby little hands to carry around- which is what two year olds like to do most of the day! But it is definitely worth investing in for your children anywhere from 2 to about 6 or 8. Thanks to my bloggy friend Noel for letting me know about this more than a year ago!


Jenn said...

ahh, so cute. How sweet that Jensen was ready to love on his sister!

Proverbs 31 Wife said...

Thank you Candice for sharing this precious moment.

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Ally said...

Such a sweet moment :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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