I’ve been wrestling with how and when to encourage my children to make a profession of faith. I recently realized that God used an incremental process to reveal Himself to us:
- Father as Creator & Judge
- Jesus as Savior & Lord
- Spirit as Comforter & Counselor
It seems like that same progression might make sense for young children. It may be a while before they can understand the idea of Christ dying for their sins. But even as toddlers, they already understand (even if they don’t practice) the idea of obeying a father who created them. Why not use that as a springboard for conversations about submitting to God?