The Daily Bible Reading Program for Children is one of many daily reading plans to help you build your faith, and to help build the faith in children.
The objective for the first week, is to learn that God has made everything that we can see around us...and those things that we can't see (the air, molecules, etc.).
This reading plan can be started at any time. It consists of 52 cards... one for each week of the year.
Today's reading (Day 1 of 365) is Genesis 1:1-5:
God made the sky and earth. At first, 2the earth was completely empty; nothing was on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit moved over* the water. 3Then God said, “Let there be light!”* And light began to shine. 4God saw the light, and he knew it was good. Then God separated the light from the darkness. 5God named the light “day,” and he named the darkness “night.” There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the first day.
Recommendations: If you're using this daily reading program with children (whether young or old) we recommend that you read the verse aloud... and then try to explain it in your own words... at a level that you think that they might understand.
Don't worry about the concepts being to hard or difficult. For thousands of years, parents have read the Bible to their children each day.
The word of God is the sword of the Spirit. An unborn child, infant or young child may not understand each word (or any of the words), but over time, they will know that you love the Lord and you love them.
Over many years, they will understand more and more about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit...and God's will for our lives.
If you are reading to children, or to others...or doing this on your own...remember to pray and ask God for wisdom that you may understand the Bible more deeply...and that you might understand God's will for your life!
May the Lord bless you as you study His word and share the word of God with others!