Catechism for Children
Q1. Who Made you?
Q2. What else did God make?
A. All things.
Q3. Why did God make you and all things?
A. For his own glory.
The book we are using is "From the Lips of Little Ones". This book was written by a pastor friend Jeff Kingswood.
Each week there is the doctrine to learn and five scripture readings. We divide these up over two or three days, taking turns reading and then talking about how the scripture passage is highlighted in the doctrine learned. These are not the doctrines of the Reformed Church, but rather the Presbyterian, but both denominations are very similar in their standards and this book was given to me, so I use what I have at hand. :) I do hope when my lad is a teenager that I can find a good book using the Heidelberg Catechism... and look at the deeper, longer answers and talk about them
It's a great time to stop and think about God and what some of the basic tenets of our faith are. My son NEEDS to know these things so that he has a firm foundation on which to stand. This book is an excellent aid to help him start to think more deeply about such things.
My lad and I were talking about how the sky can help you see how big God is. Our conversation was based on this passage:
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
And he surprised me.. "But Mom, does it matter how big God is? He can be really really small and still be God. He says stuff and it happens. You don't have to be big to do that."
It surprised me.
I hadn't thought of that before.
Does it matter how big God is?
I did take the time to explain some of the imagery in the bible like how God holds his people in the palm of his hand, how the earth is his footstool.... so that helped him understand just how BIG God is. But none-the-less his comment sticks with me.
T'is a good thing to discuss the ways of the Lord is it not?