My husband and I have started to teach our two year old the basics about God. We have catechism questions that we are slowly working through as he begins to understand the world around him. The first question we worked on was: Who created you? The second one was: What else did He make? The next one we will start on is: Why did He create you? The answer is simple: For his glory. Isaiah 43:7 says, “Everyone who is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory…” This is the purpose of our existence — to glorify God. Everything we do is to glorify God.
I don’t have a problem with Mathias learning this truth this early, but I looked ahead to see when the catechism covered the fact that God loves him. I felt that knowing that God loves him is paramount to understanding his value as a person. Read more →