With a Song

 FOR THE CHILDREN:Psalm 23 and Ezekiel 34

“The Lord is my sheperd, shepherd, shepherd.

The Lord is my shepherd, and I am His lamb!”  (Great Commission Publications, Summer, ages 2-3).

Complex biblical theology can be put simply and directly.  Even two year olds can listen and repeat a simple phrase put to music.  Let them echo it after you.  Put it to a tune you and they can remember. A CD and songbook can be ordered at www.gcp.org to give you some help.  Hold your Bible as you read Psalm 23 or Ezekiel 34:15-16 so you model reliance on the Bible’s truth.

“I will feed my flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God.  I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up what was broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat the the strong, and feed them in judgment.”

Then act out ways a shepherd looks after his sheep.  My family only has to watch our collie as he alertly tends the grandchildren…another everyday application of a complex biblical principle…   Keep your eyes open for your family’s way of visualizing this truth.

“Always a Psalm in the mouth, Always Christ in the heart.” (An ancient Christian saying)

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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