The Biblical definition of Love, as found in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 and 13, is a great Bible Memory verses project for grandparents and their grandchildren and my grandkids and I have been enjoying working on it this summer. Here is 1 Corinthians 13:7a (NIV) for a lovely Word-Filled Wednesday:
Love…It always protects, always trusts…
1 Corinthians 13: 7
Isn't that a delightful shot (taken by a very talented friend of mine! 🙂 ). It is such a terrific visual of a love that is always protecting and trusting – just as God loves us and just as God wants us to love those He's put in our care.
For the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents and granny nannies and pappies to grandchildren, that's where we start. And for our grandchildren, we can use these fun Bible memory verses activities to help them learn they start with moms, dads, brothers, sisters, GRANDPARENTS (I'm not biased, MUCH 🙂 ), friends, neighbors, and even the kids they don't get along with.
It's not necessarily an easy lesson for them, and it takes a lot of learning and re-learning. I'm in my 50s and still working on that. But by active Bible memorization, teaching them Bible verses equally wonderful for adults and children, coupled with lots of simple Scripture prayers, we can help them hide God's Word in their hearts, bit by bit by bit, and trust God for the results.
P.S. I discovered another sweet new meme all centered on Love for us to enjoy. What delightful timing. Also…