My first memory verse as a child was John 3:16.
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
My Sunday School teachers and my Grandmother Smith had such a lasting influence on my life by teaching me to memorize memory verses. Wish my brain would work as well as it did then…I may not know where something is found but I know what it means…and who inspired these words.
What was your first memorization…a poem…a verse…a song? Many kids today memorize lines out of movies…and have no eternal value…can’t wait to encourage my grandkids to memorize.