If you’re like me, you want nothing more than to lead your kids to Jesus. Bedtime stories are a way to do that.
My kids have wild imaginations and LOVE a great big, magical story. My little one LOVES everything about fairies and Tinkerbell. She loves the moon, and her mouth dropped to the ground the day she realized that the huge moon outside our house was the same moon her grandmother looked at every night.
You see, stories stick with our kids. That’s why parents have been telling kids Bible stories for generations. It’s because they can remember a story like David and Goliath and imagine themselves in a similar situation. They can one day begin to think, “If God showed up for David in something so impossible—I bet he might show up for me.”
What if our stories of faith became our children’s bedtime stories?
My brother asked me this question and it struck me so deeply. So much that I included it as the family activity in Chapter 5 of In This House, We Will Giggle. I just love this idea! Our kids will always have the Bible as the first record of faith. Stories that are true—not make-believe or fairytale. They can stand firm that these things happened in history.
Wouldn’t it be so encouraging if they knew their own heritage of faith?
In the activity, I encourage families to start a Heritage of Faith. This simply means a notebook or journal that records the faith stories of your family. It can go back generations or start with you!