Scripture Memory: Sharing In the Midst of COVID-19

Anna Marie is sharing today about how they did the Scriptorium in the midst of COVID-19 and an exciting opportunity to watch someone quote Revelation through Scripture Memory Fellowship! –Sarah

I had mentioned that the children were memorizing Mark 7 for the Kansas City Scriptorium. That, along with most other gatherings around the nation, was canceled due to COVID-19. However, by means of a Google hangout, we had our own Scriptorium with the Maxwells and one other Scriptorium participant!

Melanie, Abigail, Bethany, and Christina had memorized Mark 1, so they quoted first; then our children did Mark 7; and the other participant quoted his chapter from Hebrews. It was a joy to share together in the Scriptures even though it wasn’t how we originally planned it! A neighbor had kindly given us donuts that day, so we had those as a special snack after our “Scriptorium.”

Also, as we reviewed verses one morning around the end of March, we discussed what to memorize next. I told the children I was personally thinking of memorizing Luke 24, maybe to quote on Resurrection Sunday. Joshua jumped on that idea and wanted to memorize the resurrection account in Matthew 28:1-15; my sister (who was staying with us) decided to memorize Mark 16, and then Ruthanne and Lydia, with a few lines from Daniel, learned John 20:1-18. They all worked very diligently and we quoted them as a surprise for Christopher during our Resurrection Sunday home church time.

We had initially planned to do a FaceTime with Gigi that day to quote for her (she was in on the surprise and cheering us along!), but as my last day at home before flying out to Washington, it ended up quite full so we decided to wait and do a group FaceTime once my sister and I were settled back at my parents’ with Simon Peter. We did, and it worked out perfectly to “encourage ourselves in the Lord our God” (I love that expression from 1 Samuel 30:6) by sharing His Word together once again!

I’d like to encourage you that in this season of change, there’s nothing more valuable than hiding the unchanging Word in our hearts and the hearts of our children! Pick a Psalm or chapter to start working on, and you might be surprised at what you all can learn! (I have listed our favorite memorization resources in blog posts here and here.) Then find someone you can encourage by quoting to them!

And for anyone interested, Scripture Memory Fellowship is hosting a livestream recitation of the entire book of Revelation on their site here at 6 PM CST tomorrow, Saturday, May 16th. Life might seem overwhelming at times right now, but we know the time is at hand that every eye shall see Jesus and every tongue confess that He is Lord—the “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending… which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). Praise Him!

Anna Marie

“And the angel answered and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:5-6).

6 thoughts on “Scripture Memory: Sharing In the Midst of COVID-19”

  1. This is so timely as I have been memorising Psalm 46. I think that I have it right now and so I will move on to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. I am doing this on my own but it is so satisfying and comforting to know that I have God’s word hidden in my heart. I was prompted to start because of Anna-Marie’s post, so thank you from me in country Australia. I have been praying for your treatment and for the whole family.

    1. So great that you are memorizing, Cate, and that you have Psalms 46 down and can move on to another passage. Thank you for praying for Anna Marie.

  2. What an interesting story. The Lord had laid it on my heart to memorize not just verses but chapters of the Bible. Thank you for sharing resources to aid in this. I am glad for technology that you can memorize scripture together even though you miles apart.

  3. Wow on the memorization of all those chapters! Thats amazing and a good motivation/encouragement to me as i plan out the summer with the kiddos.
    Do u memorize w your oldest child or is he independent with memorizing? Do you have a set amount of time that you do Bible time each day?

  4. Anna Marie. It is so good to see you. I am sorry you are in the hospital. Please get better real soon!!

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