Enoch Can Teach Your Child to Walk with God – Quick & Easy Hands-on Lesson
A few days ago I was walking with my three-year-old, Celeste, and holding her hand. She often runs short errands with me to the post office and bank in our small town. I was trying to think of how to teach her as we walked “by the way” (Deuteronomy 6:7). That’s when I thought of Enoch.
The Lesson Was Fun
Of course, I don’t remember the entire conversation verbatim, but it might have gone something like this.
“You know how you’re walking with Daddy, Celeste?”
“Well, once there was a man named Enoch who walked with God. And the Bible says that God liked him. I like it when you walk with me and hold my hand, and your heavenly Father likes it when you walk with Him and hold His hand. Isn’t that nice?”
“Well, Enoch kept walking with God like this, until one day, you know what happened?”
“God took him. Like this!”
And I scooped her up in my arms and ran across the intersection that we had arrived at. She loves that sort of thing and always smiles really big, and often screams and laughs. Then I put her down, took her hand, and kept walking.
“And, Celeste, you know what? You can walk with God, too! If you just walk with Him and keep holding His hand, then one day He will take you to Heaven to be with Him, just like Enoch! Isn’t that nice?”
She thought it was.
What It Taught Me
This just goes to show that there is often something that we can teach our kids if we just put a little thought into it and have a relationship with God ourselves. You don’t have to be perfect, and you don’t have to know the Bible verbatim. I did not necessarily quote Scripture to my daughter. As for being perfect, even while I was speaking with her I was having a spiritual battle with doubt about my relationship with God. Does that make me a hypocrite? I think not.
Every Christian will have spiritual battles, yet every Christian should still teach their children about the Lord.
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