Recently we had a great family home evening activity. My son was the one who came up with the idea. He was really excited to dress up in some Roman armor so he decided that we should have a lesson on putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-17).
We gathered the family and as I read each verse of scripture he would point to the piece of armor. Then he would tell everyone how that piece of armor would protect you in battle. My favorite part was when he told us how important it was to gird up your loins “to protect your giblets.”
One thing that struck me was how seriously he took the topic (as you can see in the photo above). He really wanted to share his thoughts with the family and wanted everyone to pay attention. Before his lesson we spent quite a bit of time trying to get the armor to fit just right on his small body. I really began to think about how he couldn’t do this alone. He wanted to wear the armor, but he needed me as his parent to help him to put it on.
I loved his lesson. He taught me how important it is to wear the armor of God at all times because if you aren’t wearing it, that’s the moment the enemy will attack. I took his lesson to heart and decided to wear the Roman armor to work a week or two later for Halloween 🙂
But infinitely more importantly, we’ve been trying as a family to put on the whole armor of God and wear it at all times.