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The third commandment, You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, is one that seems to be especially unpopular right now, even among Christians – whether they are saying the actual words or using the very popular "omg." Then again, that has become so common, a lot of our grandchildren don't even realize what it originally stood for. So this little gingerbread girl clipart is here to remind them that INSTEAD of using God's Name in vain, we need to be using His holy name with thanksgiving in EVERYTHING we do and say. A good Bible memory verses lesson for our grand children, and a good example we in the Sandwich Generation can set for them.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. Exodus 20:7a
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
And yes, I deliberately chose this cute country clipart because she did NOT have lips. I thought it would make for fun activities for grandparents and their younger grandchildren as we have them draw the lips in while talking about what comes OUT of those lips. And what a great time to also talk about what comes in and out of our minds. Those thoughts that are wrong need to be confessed to God, just as much as the words do. This could open up such positive doors in a variety of ways. Can you think of other ideas? We'd love to hear them. 🙂
Don't forget, you can find more encouraging Bible verses and pictures at Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday for the Sandwich Generation, to encourage us all as we are caring for elderly parents and caring for kids or babysitting grandchildren.