2008 Monthly Letter
And a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6d
demonstrated this Biblical truth at two of the most recent
is an 11 year old girl. She was staying with her grandparents
in Hamilton, Ohio. Grandma wanted to attend the Women's session
on Saturday afternoon so she brought Jodi with her. (The advertised
information is “for women and teenagers”.)
I found her to be amazingly attentive. Her eyes seemed glued
to mine and to every passage of Scripture that was taught.
In particular, she focused on the lessons of how to study
the Word and how to pray creatively with a candle and a family
Because each of the sessions contains personal application,
she thrilled to put into practice the Bible study principles
of W. I. G: (Yes, I do wear a wig as a visual aid!)
What is God saying in this particular passage? OR What
is the basic content?
for me? (the reader)
for me to put into action today when finished reading and
meditating on it?
Jodi and her grandmother shared time together studying Psalms
1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on
His law he mediates day and night.” I saw her delight
in being able to participate in all 3 of the W.I.G. phases,
even as a pre-teen!
About an hour after the Women's session ended, the pastor
got a call from Jodi's grandfather. He said, “What are
you doing at that church? My granddaughter came home and announced
to me that she was going up to her bedroom to read her Bible.
Thirty minutes later she came downstairs and asked if she
could have a candle. I told her that in this house 'we don't
play with candles.' She said, ' Grandpa, I'm not going to
play with it I'm going to pray with it.' She then went down
to recreation room and prayed for our family using photos
of our entire family for another half an hour! I saw this
with my own eyes because I peeked in on her!”
Sunday morning at 2 of the 3 worship services, that grandfather
shared this story from the pulpit—each time with tears that
moved the congregations (and me) to tears!
in Bay Town, Texas after the Family Session where one of the
teachings was on Reviving a Time of Family Worship in the
Home that included the W.I.G. teaching, an 11 year
old boy named Sean, made this comment: “Rev. Rand, I have
always known how to read the Bible, tonight with my
family I learned how to study it and apply it.”
made my day! And You make these Weekends possible.