For the last several months I have been working with Jack here and there on memorizing scripture. One of our verses has been "A Merry heart does good like a medicine." Proverbs 17:22. We listen to verses played to music on "Songs for Saplings". For "school" one week we made this craft that has been hanging on our fridge for a couple months. When struggles of having a merry happy heart come about throughout our days, we start singing this verse.
Well, I had a proud mommy moment yesterday! Jack, Amelia & I hopped in the car to go to the grocery store yesterday morning. As we were pulling out of the driveway I was telling the kids that I want them to behave while at the grocery store. Unprompted by me, Jack turns to Amelia and says, "Amelia, no crying at the grocery store. A Merry heart does good like a medicine." Thank you Jesus! He is getting it! It is so amazing and precious to me that Jack was able to make the connection of behaving, not crying, and was able to quote scripture about having a merry heart and then able to tell his little sister about it! So excited for the future Jack has ahead, learning more about Jesus and sharing what he knows with others in such a practical way.
Love this 3 1/2 year old boy!