With Easter right around the corner, many people are already thinking about what to get to fill their children’s Easter baskets. While chocolate and new outfits are always fun, it can be a great time to get a gift that will inspire their faith. This is also great if you are buying for a friend or family member that may be a new Christian or visiting church for the first time. A great gift idea is an age-appropriate Bible or devotional. For children ages 4-8, The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible is a great option.
With whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible presents all your favorite stories and diversely represented characters from the Old and New Testaments. It starts at the very beginning with the magnificence of creation and includes Moses parting the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish, and ultimately the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the rescuing King.
Uniquely presented in a way that connects each individual story to the next, this book introduces children to the most important ideas and characters of the Bible while also making clear how everything fits together to tell one big story––the story of God’s love for his children.
Kids will want to return to these joyful, memorable stories again and again, building their understanding of God’s Word. And the practical lessons, reminders, and truths found throughout the stories make this an invaluable resource for parents and teachers.The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible will help your children discover:Who God is––the one who made everything and everyone,who we are––his children, whom he loves unconditionally, and what we were made for––to love God and everyone else.
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He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:2-5
Have faith like a child. Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, teacher, coach or mentor take time this week to observe the children around. Listen to how they explain things. Watch their reactions. Ask them a question about their faith and what they believe and listen to their answer. Observe the passion they have when they are doing something they love. Take a step back and reflect on what it means to have faith like a child. Search your heart and see if there is anything holding you back from having that type of faith. It could be an attitude or action. Ask the Holy Spirit to help give you the faith needed to follow Christ wholeheartedly.
Equip a child. One of the most important things we can do is to help foster the faith of the children God has placed in our lives. It could be mentoring them as a teacher or coach. It could be encouraging them in their faith with resources like a Tiny Truths Bible or another Bible or devotional. It could be giving them a ride to church or youth group if their parents aren’t believers or unable to. It could be opening up your home to host a youth meeting or small group. Think back on your experience growing up and what impacted your faith. You may not be able to replicate all of the things, but try to focus on one or two and ask God to show you who you can help.
Invite a friend. Easter is a great time to invite other families to church. Some churches even have outreach activities in addition to the Sunday service. Pray and ask God who He wants you to invite to church. Have your children pray too. Ask them if there is someone that they would like to invite to church. It could be a neighbor, classmate, teammate or family member. In the days leading up to the church service or outreach, pray for that person as a family. Have them over for lunch afterwards and talk about what their reactions and thoughts are. Don’t worry if they don’t accept Christ the first time you invite them. Keep praying and invite them again. It often takes people at least seven exposures to the Gospel before they accept Christ.
We were given a copy of Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible from Frontgate Media. All of our thoughts and opinions are our own.