Every night, either Perze or I spend time w/ Zem to pray for things she’s thankful for. Recently, she’s changed her prayer of one thankful item to multiple items. So now, she says something like, “Jesus, thank you, for Lolo, and Lola, and tatay, and mamam, and hong hong, and baby seph, and isabel, and tito, and tita, and Pucca, and Charlie and Lola. In Jesus name, amen.”
I also go over her first memory verse: John 3:16.
So far, she memorizes the first two lines: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son.” I was so proud of her since it’s only been a couple of weeks. Well, after she said the first two sentences, she added her own, “And Emma get so sad.” hahahaha… I guess she felt that anyone would be sad if they were giving their only Son. She’s right. It’s definitely something we can never truly comprehend, even if we have children. We can really only understand a fraction of that, and even such a fraction is devastating.
When she turned 2, we tried to teach her John 3:16, baby version: “Jesus loves me.” She mastered that so we decided to teach her the whole verse.
Also, when my siblings and I were younger, my mom would sing this Sunday School song every night. It’s become one of those songs you keep tight in your memory, so now that Zem’s old enough to know songs, I started teaching it to her a few weeks ago. So now, before we go to bed, she sings:
“Into my heart.
Into my heart.
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
Come in today.
Come in to stay.
Come in to my heart, Lord Jesus.”
I try to explain to her what it means, and only God can really reveal it to her. One day, we’ll have a conversation about it.