I’m so excited to share with you my favorite gift that we gave our kids this year. I can’t remember where I heard the idea, so if it was your idea, it’s awesome!
The idea is to find Bible promises from God and write them down for someone. But in the promise, the word “you” is replaced with the person’s name. For example: 1 Peter 3:12 says’ “I watch over you and listen for your prayers.” This is how it looks for Payge:
Isn’t that POWERFUL! I tend to read the Bible as a story. Now, I read it as a letter to me and my family.
We wrote 52 promises so that the kids can read one every week for the year. Greg and I wrote most of them, but both my parents and Greg’s parents wrote a few. I loved the idea of grandparents passing on their faith in addition to having examples of their handwriting forever.
We used some of our favorites Bible verses and others I found on a daily promise blog, 365promises.com. I may use this blog to write down God’s promises to me in my daily journal!
I went to Michaels to get decorative storage boxes. There was a wide variety of styles and sizes. I was able to get just the perfect one for each of my children.
Every year at Christmas I plan to add to their promise boxes. In addition, it’s perfect when we write letters to our children on special occasions. I only wish I would have started this when they were born and written letter to them every birthday. I guess I’ll have to wait (a very long time) and do it for my grandchildren.
Do you have a favorite gift you gave or got this year? Do you have any suggestion as to what else we could give our children to put in their boxes?