Why is it that talking about Jesus can be so awkward? Personally, I think I have a fear of saying something wrong or of rejection. Even with my own kids, it can seem inorganic. I have a 3-month-old and a 2-year-old, so we are just sticking with the basics here! Somedays I don’t even know how to talk to my 2-year-old son about Jesus! It’s difficult to know where to begin. I was recently introduced to a resource from Lifeway that gave me basic truths that were appropriate to my son’s age. My son doesn’t have the ability to understand concepts like holiness and eternity and the Holy Spirit, but he is able to understand that God loves him and God made him. Click the link to find age-appropriate Biblical Concepts to teach your littles!
Sometimes we tend to over complicate trying to bring Jesus into our homes (or at least I do). For younger kids, your spiritual time can be as simple as reading a Bible story and singing “Jesus Loves Me” every night before bed. This instills the habit of daily bible reading and teaches the basic foundational truth that Jesus loves them! For older kids, there are many great devotional books to go through, or read through the New Testament devotional with the church and discuss it as a family. Or it can be as simple as spending 5 minutes around the dinner table memorizing the Unit Bible verse.
Find some way to bring the name of Jesus into your home. The more you do, the less awkward it will feel!
Holly Line - I am currently the Children’s Assistant and Rock Paper Scissors Preschool Assistant at Rock Point Church. I am mama to a very active toddler, Warren. If we are not at home, you can find us at the pool with my swim coach husband, Ian. I love coffee, all things crafty, and being outside. As first-time parents, my husband and I are learning the ropes of parenting and I hope to share our experiences along the way!