Each day Mark or I try to speak with each child about their Bible reading. For the younger ones this usually takes the form of questions to make certain they are completing the readings and understanding what they read.
My conversation with Savannah (5) about her reading in Matthew 4 confirms that not only is she still a beginning reader, she’s also been paying attention in family worship.
Me: “What did you read about today?”
Savannah: “Jesus came out of the mouth of God and then the devil took Him up to the holy cat.”
Me: “Oh?” “Can you show me where you read that?”
Savannah, reading verse 4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Then she looks up and says, “Daddy told us that Jesus is “The Word”. ( John 1)
Me: “Ok, but what about the “holy cat”?
Savannah, points to verse 5 which I read as saying,
Then the devil took Him up into the holy city
Savannah reads, “Then the devil took Him up into the holy kitty.”