I saw her at the grocery store. A beautiful five-year-old girl pushing one of the child-sized carts. The cart was full – full for Victoria – it had a gallon of milk in it. That was enough. Her dad was there to help her, but he didn’t get to do anything. Victoria was doing all the work.
I had to smile at her. She and her parents are dear to my heart. I love watching her grow up and become more and more independent. I love the course that she is on.
As she was getting ready to check out, I thought about the way we pass on information to our children.
Her dad did not teach her with words: “First, put both of your hands right here. Walk forward and the cart will move forward. Apply more pressure with your right hand to turn left…” He didn’t have to say any of that. We do not tell our kids how to live, we show them.
What information are you passing along to your children by example?
Deuteronomy 6:7 “You shall teach these things diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
You might tell your kids about God today.
You will definitely show your kids about God today.
What will you teach them? Here is how you find out: Wait until they start pushing the weight of the world around – then you will know exactly what you taught them.
Teach well. The world needs more Victorias.
“Jesus, please let me show my kids how much You love them. Your love is worth all my words and much more!”