Sometimes we need a little help to get verses to stick with us.
How about using magnets?
Last week I wrote “Let the Children Come,” about how much I enjoyed helping my five-year-old grandson memorize Genesis 1:1 and Psalm 106:1 while I was visiting.
We Skyped over the weekend. He still has the first verse down. He needed a little prompting to remember parts of the second. But he was proud to be able to repeat them both.
He’s learning to read. So I found some colorful card stock and printed out the verses in big type with extra spaces between the words. I cut out the strips and stuck them to a long magnetic strip with adhesive backing. Then I cut the words apart.
I am not crafty, but this was easy!
When Sol was a toddler, he loved the colorful ABCs we stuck to the fridge. I think he’ll have fun arranging his verses and love these magnetic words even more.
And I pray that the truths in the verses will stick in his heart as the words stick on the fridge.
So now I must go put his very own magnetic verses in the mail to him!
(And honestly, to help me learn a verse that tends to trip me up, I just might try this myself.)