For many of us, video is such a good way to learn not only how to do things, but more basically, that we can do it.
The thought of fixing our home’s propane furnace intimidated me. But we have YouTube. Seeing it done did two things for me:
1. It got me over the psychological hump of being fearful I could not do it.
2. It let me understand some of the terminology and procedures described in written instructions.
These benefits, and more, also happen when we see video of things like Morning Prayer in the home. That is why it is such a blessing that member of our Facebook group, Melissa Sutton, has given us this video of leading her two young children in daily opening devotions.
In this video, you will see a nice, simple order for opening devotions in the home . You will see Melissa and her children incorporate some American Sign Language signs, and some signs the kids made up. Isn’t that neat? The kids make up their own signs!
If you haven’t tried leading devotions with your children, see if, after you watch this video, one of your reactions isn’t, “Hey, I can do that!”
Of course, we don’t all have to do it the same way. Melissa shows us a good way. There are others. When our grandchildren visit and stay over, we use the format that Dr. Martin Luther provided in the Small Catechism for Evening Prayer and Morning Prayer. It is very simple, toadaly doable.
In coming days, we also will get the chance to see Melissa with her children in the closing of devotions and in memory work.