Delighting in the Lord's Day

Some of our Bible activities on the Lord's Day with our toddler

12/19/20232 min read

On this several year journey prayerfully considering seminary, Josh (along with my support) has grown in a passion for honoring the Lord's Day. Whether you fall on "it is a matter of conviction" or "it is a matter of conscience," I can say wholeheartedly we have found that the Lord's day has become our delight.

If you want a dialogue about "why the Lord's Day," I am sure Josh will be happy to oblige. But I am using this "space" to share some of our joyous moments on those joyous days.

Josh kindly challenged me to think of some fun ways to engage our toddler in this celebration day. So here are some of fun festivities.

Stories and sunshine: Picnics are one of my favorites. So outside we go, reading the word, playing a "story application game" and creating a memory verse craft. To no teacher's surprise, there are a million an one uses for construction paper.

Tall Towers: A. and Josh are building a tower of Babel for their own glory. Spoiler Alert: the mission failed.

This idea was not an original, but came from some Sunday School "way back when." How grateful I am for the many godly women in my life who prepared me by not only their words but also their action. Whether it be my mother who for years creatively taught me the Word, or Elementary Education classes at Moody Bible Institute, or the conversations of godly women in our church, I have been spurred on to interact with God's Word with our sweet toddler.

The Bible Game: it really is as simple as it looks.

Imagine Bible Trivia meets Candy Land. Minus the candy.

With an old piece of wood, some magic markers, and a few clothes pins, this is one of A.'s favorite Sunday go-to's. And of course, ours as well.

Memorizing can be tricky, so coloring cardboard posters for around the home comes in handy.

While none of this is new or flashy, we were surprised by what a delight the Lord's Day has been and is to us. How silly we were to not trust what God says is best IS best!

Isaiah 58

If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath,
from doing your pleasure on my holy day,
and call the Sabbath a delight
and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly;
then you shall take delight in the Lord,
and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;
I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.