One of the greatest moments you can share with your child each day is right before you tuck them in bed, kiss them goodnight, and tell them you love them. I still look back and cherish all the memories I have of my parents doing this with me. But what made this time even sweeter was when they would read Bible stories to me.
Maybe, it was the excitement of finding out an ending of a story. Or maybe it was just soaking up the last minutes of the day with my parents. Or maybe story time just meant I was that much closer to sleeping with my newest stuffed animal or doll. Nevertheless, as I look back on this time, I am so thankful I had parents that invested in my life, even when I was so young. I say this because it is truly never too early to be sharing the Bible with your children.
Reading Bible stories each night is a great way for your family to spend time focusing on God, and it is a great way to center your home around Him. Spending this time with your children and sharing the Word shows them that God is completely worthy of our time, devotion, and affection.
Deuteronomy 6:7 states, “These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
A great place to start this story time is with 50 Bedtime Bible Stories. This book is meant to aid parents in the teaching of great Bible stories. Stories about creation, Noah, Moses, Jonah, Jesus, His miracles, and more – along with vivid artwork – will captivate your children. With these stories retold particularly for children ages 4 to 8, the large trim size, and padded cover, this book will become a nightly favorite!
Don’t let this nightly task with your children seem daunting. Keep this time simple, engaging, and enjoyable. The Bible stories you read, pray over, and talk about during bedtime story time will surely overflow into the rest of your family life!
What does your family read for bedtime stories? Who reads the bedtime stories at your house?