And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:7)
USING RECREATION TO TEACH GOD’S CREATIONSHIP TO KIDS
Kids grow with imagination,
Kids learn, too, with recreation;
Moth to watch, ducks to feed,
Songs to sing, books to read —
So teach kids about creation, and (in the process) teach them about God’s Creatorship.
Unless the process is “boring”, most kids like to learn. Furthermore, most young children love to learn about animals — especially mammals and birds.
Introducing a young child to birdwatching, therefore, can be one of the most wonderful favors one can do for such a child. In fact, teaching a child about God’s Creatorship is one of the best “inheritances” that a parent — or a grandparent (or a family friend) — can bestow to a child (Proverbs 13:22).
For an example of a child being introduced to birdwatching, see
and its uncondensed version at “Appreciating Baltimore Orioles and my First Bird Book“.
Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you.
by Dr. James J. S. Johnson
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
(Proverbs 3:11-15 KJV)
Rock Partridges: Lessons about Hunting and Hatching ~ James J. S. Johnson
Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains. (1 Samuel 26:20 KJV)
Sneaky Roadrunner ~ by Dr. James J. S. Johnson
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18 KJV)