Parents, let your children learn from the flowers. Take them with you into a garden or field or under a leafy tree, and teach them to read the message of God's love in nature. Link their thoughts of God with the birds and flowers and trees. Show them that every fascinating and beautiful thing in nature is an expression of God's love for them. Let them see the joy you find in your belief in God. Define your religion with kindness.
Teach them that God's great love makes it possible for people - including them - to become more like Jesus every day. Teach them that He wants their lives to be beautiful like the flowers. As they gather the blossoms, teach them that the Creator is even lovelier than His creations. This way, the "vines" of their hearts will become wrapped around His. He will be a daily Companion and Friend to them, and they will grow more and more like Him.