What do you think of when you think of freedom? Do you feel peace? joy? God loves us so much that he wants us to experience His love, peace and joy through the freedom of His way and His plan for our lives. As you do these activities with your kids this week, be encouraged that God has a perfect plan for each of us. We can rest in God’s peace and joy knowing that He has gone before us and set a path that is glorious.
HIGHLIGHTS from Sunday…
This week your child learned that God had a wonderful plan for a man named Abraham, a man who loved and trusted Him. God told Abraham to go to a new land with his wife Sarah. Abraham made his home in the new land where he remained faithful to God. God blessed Abraham and made a promise to him, saying, “You will have as many descendants as there are stars in the sky. I am going to give you a son, and I will give you this country for your descendants to live in.” This seemed crazy to Abraham and Sarah because they were over 90 years old and did not have any children. Sarah laughed when she was told she was going to have a baby. God always keeps his promises though, and Abraham and Sarah gave birth to a baby boy named Isaac. It was through this child that God kept His promise and made Abraham the father of many nations.
- God always keeps His promises.
“God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true.”
Here’s a simple song to help your child (and you) memorize this week’s memory verse!
3 Activities that Remind us How God ALWAYS Keeps His Promises
1. A Night with the Stars
This is a great opportunity for the whole family to engage over the story together. If you live in the city, plan a night out or even a sleep-over with friends or family who live somewhere you can really see the night sky. Spend some time under the stars – you can try counting them, read the story together and talk with your little ones about God’s promise to Abraham. Here are a few questions to get you started…
- What was God’s promise to Abraham?
- What was Abraham’s response?
- What are descendants? Are we Abraham’s descendants?
- Can we trust God to keep His promises?
- What does faithful mean?
2. Family Stars
Grab a sheet of black construction paper and write “My Family” at the top in white crayon. Have your child place large star stickers on the construction paper. Then, using a black permanent marker, write the names of family members on the stars. Talk about all the blessings God has given you and your family.
3. Make Some Stars!
Using stars cookie cutters of all sizes, have your child make play dough stars. After making the stars, he can decorate it by pressing glitter, sequins or small beads into the outside.
God, thank you that we can trust in your promises. It is so good to know how much you love us! Help us keep our promises just like You do.
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