AUGUST 16, 2020
Message to Parents
“Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!” These days it seems like it’s easy to get frustrated with the little things when we have these overwhelming big questions and frustrations looming over our heads… “When will our kids go back to school? Will my job or my spouses job still be there when or if this is Covid thing is resolved?” And then life hits you with, “Johnny won’t leave me alone’, ‘she hit me’ or ‘Mom, I dropped your phone and I think it’s broken.” It’s the little frustrations combined with all the other big stuff that can throw us off the edge! Here’s a quick three point article that helps you juggle all of it! My favorite line: “Little by little, a little becomes a lot.” We hope this helps.
Now with your kids
Grab your Bible and get ready to cook with your kids! Here’s your theme…Creativity is imagining what you could do because you were made in God’s image.
Ask your kids if they’d like to help you cook dinner or bake something. Tell them that in order to create something tasty, it’s best to follow a recipe. Go on to say that it is possible to grab some ingredients and to throw them in a pan without a plan, but the end result probably wouldn’t be as yummy. Now make something with your kids.
Next, say to them, “See, having a plan, like a recipe, is a good thing. And guess what? According to Jeremiah, God has a plan for your life and His plans are really good. Plans to help you do good things and keep you safe from the bad things. Let’s read what Jeremiah said…”
Read Jeremiah 29:11
Finally, let them know, “God’s Words in the Bible are kind of like the recipe for our lives but fortunately, God’s plans are bigger and better than any recipe could ever offer. He loves you and He wants you to trust Him, day by day to show you all the amazing things He has in store for you. God created you for a purpose, which means there is something you and only you can do and that makes you special!”
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
In week three, we head to the Book of Esther. God’s people were in danger. Esther’s cousin, Mordecai, knew that she as the new Queen of Persia, she the perfect person to help save them. They put their creativity into action to devise a plan to trap Haman and expose his plot to kill the Jews. Their plan succeeds and God’s people are saved!
Bottom Line: God created you for a purpose. Kids are just starting to figure out how they are wired, what they enjoy doing, and how God has uniquely gifted them. We pray that as kids discover more about how God created them, they would start to understand more about how they play a part in what God is doing in the world.
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