Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Jesus loves Anna

My friend Jocelyn is kicking off 30 days of blogging about The Family: A Proclamation to the World today. She's invited anyone to join her, and after reading today's post, it got me thinking about how I'm teaching my family these old-fashioned (ancient, honored, time-tested) ideas.

On Monday, for Family Home Evening, we finished up learning all the verses of Book of Mormon Stories.* The last verse is about Jesus Christ visiting the Americas and how He blessed all the little children there.

We all went into a dark room and I told Anna about how it was dark and scary, but then the people saw a light descending from the sky. And when I turned on the light, I had a picture of Jesus. I then showed her a picture of Jesus blessing the little children. I said, "Jesus loves little children like you."

Anna then said, "Jesus loves Anna. Jesus loves Mommy. Jesus loves Daddy. Jesus loves Levi." And now when I turn on a light in a dark room, she says, "Jesus brings light!" I am so glad my daughter knows Jesus loves her and will be a light in dark places.

In the Proclamation it says, "All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny." My daughter knows this.

*Thanks to Rachel Frame for planning out dozens of FHE ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. If you know Rachel, you've got to ask her for her ideas for kids. They're perfect.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

That's a great lesson! And it's great that all things testify that there is a Christ! Makes teaching kids easier...if we could always see that evidence around us, then we could always be teaching and always be reminded of who He is and who we are! Awesome post!

Michaela Stephens said...

I love how your daughter responded to your lesson! Thanks for sharing this!

Susan said...

excellent visual for Anna! she won't forget that for a long time...if ever.

Anna and Jon said...

I love that lesson. I'm totally using that next week!

Marci said...

I will definitely be talking to Rachel! Anna is adorable!