Hairs on a Little Head
Young children need to have simple
examples from their day-to-day lives to help them understand the most important
things about life on Earth.
Try quoting the Bible to a
3-year-old. Even a verse that states that God loves everybody will most likely
get a quizzical look and a grin from that young child. They just need a more
Be concrete, not abstract. Teach a
young child, say a daughter, that God created her, loves her, and wants to take
care of her. Show her the Bible and teach her that God gave it to us. But to prove
just how well God knows her, and how much He loves her - even more than you do
- read this verse to her:
Even the very hairs on your head are
-- Matthew 10:29-31
It might be fun to lovingly brush
her hair after that, and let her rejoice in the soothing comfort of being
nurtured and groomed while imagining the power of a God who loves her down to
the very last hair on her head.
Not even a loving mom or dad can
possibly count all the hairs on that little head. But God knows how many there
are. That has to be impressive to a small child, and make that child feel very
special and cherished, indeed. Best of all, it's true!
By Susan Darst Williams • www.GoBigEd.com • Heart Lessons
003 • © 2006