Monday, August 31, 2015

Written on the Heart

By Andrea Merrell

Clearly, you are a letter from Christ 
showing the result of our ministry among you.
This "letter" is written not with pen and ink, 
but with the Spirit of the living God.
It is carved not on tablets of stone, 
but on human hearts. 
2 Corinthians 3:3

Nothing is more fun than watching my five lively granddaughters stand in front of a TV screen, singing all the lyrics and doing all the motions from the movie Frozen—especially the three-year-old. Actually, they know most of the words and actions to all the popular movies for kids.

When my children were growing up, they were constantly coming home from school, outings, or visits with friends, spouting some catchy little tune or rhyme—some cute, others not so much. 

I’ve often wondered how their little minds absorb so much information and retain it, when mine struggles to remember what I learned five minutes ago.

I heard a line in a song recently that said, “Write your story upon my heart.” That’s exactly what God said He would do … not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.

Too many times, we shy away from—or put off—sharing God’s love and His Word with our children, simply because we think they’re too young. The truth is, they are far more perceptive and smarter than we give them credit for being.

Children are clean slates, ready to receive words that will shape and transform their life. The question is: What are we writing there?

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