We introduced Hebrews 13:5 and Psalm 56:33 as part of teaching David to learn how to deal with fear. I’d also like to teach him the song “God Is Always Near Me” by Philip Bliss as part of this “lesson.” I’ve sung it a few times for him (It’s in Hymns of Grace and Glory hymnbook, but I learned it as a child from a Little Marcy record many years ago)
The next verse we are teaching him at night is Isaiah 53:6. Lee pointed out that the part of the verse typically emphasized is the first part– about going astray. The part about how we go astray (“our own way”) is sometimes forgotten. We’d like to start teaching David about sin, so this is a start. Maybe we’ll teach the whole passage. I’ll have to read it again. I might get the book A Child Looks at the 23rd Psalm by Philip Keller. And maybe I’ll look up some songs that use these passages.
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