My home church has a beautiful tradition of encouraging faith development in our youngsters. At baptism, each child is presented with a meticulously hand-made wooden chest. We call them Faith Chests, and when we give them to our children we explain that they are intended to house the items of faith that they will acquire as they grow.
I was recently looking through my son’s Faith Chest, searching for a medallion with his baptism date on it. While in there, I found such a variety of faith-related things that I had to laugh out loud. Among his faith items I found…
a small New Testament (gift from VBS)
a handmade blanket (gift from the quilters at our church)
a photo frame made out of craft sticks, holding a picture of my son at VBS
a poster with faith-facts about my son, created in Sunday School
a set of home-made…
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