Q. My 6 year old grandson is fascinated by the TV and movie heroes. Every chance I get, I tell him that Jesus is our King and that He is the strongest of all. We also regularly pray together before bedtime and meals and he loves to pray. He knows we go to heaven when we die and that one day Jesus is coming to fetch us. My son feels that my grandson is too small to learn about Jesus dying for our sins as it entails explaining innocent blood sacrifice to him and I have to agree. I know children are automatically saved before the age of accountability, but would you kindly please give me your thoughts on how to go about preparing my little grandson’s heart to understand God’s salvation plan.
A. I think you’ve made a wonderful beginning in teaching your grandson about Jesus and the importance of prayer. I especially like the way you’ve used things that currently interest him to help him understand who the Lord is. The next thing you should do is come to an understanding with your son on how to proceed so the two of you will always be in agreement as together you teach your grandson the most important lessons he’ll ever learn. Proverbs 22:6 says, Traina child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.