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Never Too Early

Anchor Devotional - 10.05.15


"He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel... to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children."
(Psalm 78:5-6)

Psalm 48:9-14

By the end of the second trimester, babies developing in the womb are able to respond to sound. Parents are even encouraged to talk to and sing to their babies who are in utero.

It seems like it’s never too early to start learning. So I wonder, is there such a thing as “too soon” to teach children about Jesus? Should we wait until they’re “old enough” to understand concepts that even many adults struggle to grasp?

We reason there is time enough later to teach children about God or the realities of Easter. We may think children don’t have the same emotional needs as adults, but even young people struggle with temptation, failure, and a need to feel loved and accepted. And they comprehend much more than we imagine.

It’s never too soon to share with a child how much God loves him or her and that He sent His Son, Jesus, to show us all that love. Children need to experience the comfort, joy, and hope that come from the knowledge that they are loved and valued, not just by their family, but also by the God who created them.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 48:9-14

Insight

How might you begin to share God's love with young children in your life? Teach a song or tell a story today!

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 51-52
  • Psalm 96
  • Acts 19