When I was 12 my little sister came home from first grade reciting her weekly Bible verse. I distinctly remember it being one of those sitcom type moments where the older sibling resents having a cute little sister.
Apparently my parents were excited because I remember them urging Anna, “Tell your brother and sister the verse you learned today.” She proudly recited, “Let no bad talk come out of your mouth but only that which is good.” (read that in a nyah-nyah tone of voice and picture a little girl with strawberry blonde hair and dimples) I can still see and hear her in my head and EVERY time I have heard that verse in the past 2_ years I have heard it in the very tone she used.
Imagine my surprise when, as a mommy, one of the first verses I wanted my children to learn was NOT “God is love” or John 3:16. . NOOOOO, I wanted them to learn Ephesians 4:29. Turns out it’s a great verse for little kids to know. It’s amazing what comes out of kids’ mouths.
Maybe THAT’s why my parents were so excited about my sister learning the verse. Maybe THAT’s why they wanted me and Andy to hear it. Hmmm.
Blogging is like therapy. . .
So this is now on our refrigerator. I thought you might like a copy for yours too. Just teach your kids to say it with a tone of awe and wonder.