The key word today in Bright Beginnings is trust.
One of Jesus’ miracles was to walk on a wild raging sea of water to his disciples in a boat. They were afraid in the storm; and then especially afraid when they saw a “ghost” walking on the water. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid,” he told them.
Maybe a little unsure, Peter said: “Master, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” Jesus answered, “Come to me.”
Peter jumped out of the boat! He began walking on the water, but “lost his nerve” when he saw the stormy waves beneath his feet. “Master, save me!” he cried out. And Jesus reached out for his hand. (Read the full story in Matthew 14:22-32)
Our kids learned a verse from Proverbs: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” (Proverbs 3:5a)
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Pray with your kids.
Lord, I pray that I will put my trust in you daily, because I know you can help me. I want to come to you first when I need help. Remind me to stop and pray to you when I don’t know what to do. Thank you for loving me! Amen
Parents: Start a prayer journal.
Start a personal or family prayer journal! Write down prayer requests and keep track of how God answers prayer. Be encouraged! You can trust God with everything that concerns you and your family.
Birth – Age 2: Get out the baby book.
Sit down with your child and look through their baby pictures. Explain to them how you took care of them when they were a baby. Explain that God loves them and takes care of them!
Age 3 – Kindergarten: Take your child on a trust walk.
Blindfold your child and take them by the hand. Lead them through the house, taking corners and stepping over things – always giving them instructions for their steps. When the walk is over, remove the blindfold and talk about how they had to “trust” you to get to the end. Talk about how we can trust Jesus.