Love Never Fails! What a wonderful gift from God to us. Not so easy from us to others, and a sometimes difficult concept to teach to our grandchildren. And yet, we know that God wants us to set that as our goal, surrendering it – and ourselves – to Him. I have to confess, I was having a hard time deciding how I wanted to teach this during our Bible memory verses activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, so I took a break to go read some of the wonderful verses at this week's Word-Filled Wednesday. I started with Lori at All You Have To Give. It was GREAT and so was the graphic she designed! I especially loved that the verse she used is such a terrific way to describe to a child the practical meaning of Love Never Fails.
I used my Happy Valentine Day heart frame clipart from Trina to give a "Snapshot" look to the Bible verse, using the Comic Sans font. It's easier for the younger ones to read as it has the small letter a the way our grandkids are used to reading it –
Isn't that a great "snapshot" of a love that never fails. Hmmm, that thought then led me to the Fruit of the Spirit Bible memory verses we learned last summer:
Another wonderful "snapshot" of "Love Never Fails."
Finally, I had our fun project! I'm going to print out several excellent verses that make good "snapshots" of Love, using these Happy Valentine Day clipart frames (I used Picnik to easily add the inspirational Love Bible verses to my country Valentine clipart AND to change the red hearts to blue for variety) along with several print outs of photos of my grandkids. Then we're going to put them together to make our own little book all about
Love Never Fails!
As we read these verses to them, they'll hear them. The ones who are able can read them out loud. Cutting, pasting and gluing will bring the tactile senses into play – all excellent ways to hide these wonderful Bible memory verses in their hearts, making these fun little tools for helping our grand children to "internalize" this concept just a bit.
As we do, we'll continue to listen to the fun kids praise and worship songs from the past few weeks, plus add a new one to our list. Hillsong church is wonderful, their praise and worship music ministry is awesome, and this song from the Christian kids music video, Follow You, Love Never Fails, is just plain CUTE! It put a huge smile on my face, I know my grandsons are going to love it, and I hope you and your sweet grand children will like it as well! Turns out they have a whole DVD of Christian songs for children (as well as a cd of just the songs) that they used for a special Bible time during school holidays to inspire children to follow Jesus. To find out more about the Hillsong Kids Follow You DVD, just click here.
Well, that's it for today. Enjoy making your grandchildren smile as they hide God's Word in their hearts and don't forget to grab your easy to use digital camera to take lots of pictures. These special Sandwich Generation family memories will be a blessing to you for decades to come, long after our sweet little ones become sweet BIG ones!