After having the book for only 2 weeks, Cherish knew about half the book by heart. What’s special is: the beginning letter of a Bible verse correlates with the ABCs. For examples:
A: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
C: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1
H: “Honor your father and your mother.” Exodus 20:12
I: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
J: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
I am so surprised that the verses have been so easily and quickly memorized by Cherish. The pictures connect so well with the verses, and the pages are so brightly colored and interesting.
I heard Cherish telling the baby we care for, “Fear not, for I am with thee.” She was telling him this the first time he entered the playpen at our house. Cherish climbed in with him and stroked his back several times repeating the verse over and over again. I explained to her that what she was doing for the baby, God does for her. He is always watching and caring…. He wants her to trust Him to take care of her, too.
Also, Cherish likes reading the references, because she really wants to learn her numbers. It’s a win-win situation!
Now, three weeks since we received the book, Cherish can “read” the book all by herself—save 2-3 verses. What a blessing this book has been! We are so thankful for the gift of Scripture!