Hi, I’m Ruth. I’m a wife and a mum of 2 beautiful girls and 1 energetic boy. Our home is on a small farm in South Australia.
Being a parent / godparent is such an honour – we get to sow seeds of faith in a young child’s life, but it can also feel like a big responsibility. I don’t always remember baptism birthdays or remember to pray for my children and godchildren. Have I let them down?
I believe this special gift of sharing our faith with our children was never meant to be a burden or source of guilt, but something simple and meaningful.
I believe the best thing we can do for our children/godchildren is experience God’s love ourselves and let that flow through our actions and words and into their hearts.
Christian Wall Art
Pure Gift creates and sells personalised christian wall art with a focus on gifts for young children. Let me tell you a funny story…
When I was a little girl I had a plaque hung on the wall at the end of my bed (a gift from my godmother on my baptism). I remember it well as I read it over and over again in my head:
“I will never forgive you. I have carved you upon the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:15-16.
I was baffled as I was pretty sure that wasn’t true.
But after a little while I realised that I’d read it wrong “I will never forget you” is what it actually said – that made me feel a whole lot better!
So when I finally figured it out it stuck with me as I had read it so many times. What beautiful words to remember. I felt so special and loved.
I read a statistic somewhere that said we need to read something between 7 to 20 times before it really sinks in. 20 times is a lot! I know I often read beautiful, inspiring words in a book that really touch me and I want so badly to remember them, but usually I forget. Maybe if I read them again and again I would have a chance of remembering. Maybe this happens to all of us, even as children. We need truthful, beautiful words from God somewhere where we can see them every day to help the message sink right in so we remember it.
The wall art at Pure Gift is created to be displayed where children can see and read them every day to help them remember how special and loved they are by their Creator. He made each one uniquely with such care. This is so important to remember, because so many things in life make us believe otherwise.
Now I have 3 little treasures of my own and I want them and children everywhere to know this beautiful love of God and to know it deep down in their soul. And as a parent/godparent we are in a unique position to bring this beautiful truth to our children/godchildren.