The United States of America was founded on Biblical principles by people searching for a place to freely worship the Lord. We've lost that. As a nation, we are suffering the consequences. Nationwide repentance seems unlikely. Most parents and grandparents avoid these issues with their children. How to you tell a child their country is collapsing and the way of life they were born into is about to change drastically?
I have an answer to this question. You CAN talk to even very young children about this and you definitely should. But... please do it with much prayer, discernment and preparation.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37-40
Next, you need to be reading, watching, and learning Old Testament History with your children. Everything that is happening in our world today connects to something in the Old Testament. Everything. Sometimes it's hard to make the connection, but that's where the fun comes in. Digging into scripture for those answers is an amazing adventure. It really helps take the stress off current events when you dig into some of the amazing miracles that happened.
We must remember and continue to remind our families that God provided for HIS people. HE also continued to reinforce HIS promises. Now, we also need to be aware and make our children aware that even good people do suffer.
My favorite resources to go through with our children are Missionary stories, especially Corrie ten Boom.
- Diana Warring Experiencing History through Music
- War History (various books)
- Keepin' It Together by Virginia Frantz
- The Farmer's Daughter by Qwen Hanson
This will probably be my last What to Read post, at least for summer. We have a lot of things to do this summer and I'm feeling a need to limit my time online. The linkups take quite a bit more time. Hopefully I can still keep my posts going, linking up and sharing some. I enjoy seeing each of you and the other incredible blogs that frequent this linkup. You all have a Blessed summer!