When my mom (40) made Jesus her personal Savior, she shared Him with me (11). She taught me John 3:16 and other verses with hand motions. I had a hard time reading and memorizing things because of dyslexia, but using hand signs made it easier.
Everyday dropping me at school she would tuck her thumb in her hand and cover it with the other, “For I am hidden with Christ in God.” Then hold her hand up fingers spread, “Jesus-is -always-with-you” (just a reminder of Hebrews 13:5)
In teaching me about God and His care, I tucked away that life wouldn’t always be easy, but I was not alone. He was my covering and my protection. I was dying to all my selfish ways (supposedly) and He was thriving within me. I was not my own, I had been bought with a very precious price.
I belong to the greatest King and Creator, forever a princess, royal and loved! Wonderful, precious treasures I hid away and can pull out any time. I passed the hand signs on to my kids. I still do them every morning as my girls drive away.
The message, remains the same, “you are never alone, He is always with you.” Rich and abundant, joy-filled life in Jesus comes with a change of focus off myself and onto The only One Who is Faithful and True!