…for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
1 Cor. 6:20
Have you ever been given a flower picked by a child? We say ‘Aww, thank you’, then we lay it down and forget about it. But the child will come back later to see if you still have the flower – to see if you valued the gift enough to care for it.
In the same way, God has given us our bodies and He wants to see that we value the gift enough to care for it. Eric Velazquez aptly puts it this way: “Our bodies are exquisite and unparalleled works of art. Formed from the dirt in His own garden, each for a unique purpose. And like flowers handed to you by a child, they were given to us with an expectation of continued care. How we express gratitude for our bodies doesn’t just matter to us. It matters, perhaps more than we’ll ever know, to the One who gifted them in the first place.”
Let’s be examples to our children of valuing the bodies that God has given us and training our children to value theirs as well. One way to do that is to exercise and I have found that children love to exercise with you. Here’s an idea to get yall going:
Make a simple cube out of card stock and write different movements on each side such as jumping jacks, hop on one foot, touch your toes, march like a soldier, hop like a bunny, crawl like a bug, etc. Take turns throwing the cube and doing the movement that is showing.
(Click Cube pattern then print, cut on solid lines, fold on dotted lines, and tape together)
This is a simple way for you and your children to have fun exercising together. Be sure to share the verse as you explain that by exercising you honor God by caring for the bodies He has given you.