Bug of the Week: Grasshopper God made all the bugs in the world! Just like the grasshopper has to prepare before he leaps in the air, we need to prepare our hearts to learn about God.
Bible Verse: “Be prepared for action.” 1 Peter 1:13
Story: John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-12)
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I know that You have a plan for the world and even me. I need to be ready to learn more about You. Help me to start making good decisions. Amen
Parents: Are you prepared for action? God asks us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” (1 Peter 3:15). This comes from having a relationship with God and trusting that He will not only give you opportunities to share your faith with others, but the words to do so as well. If you don’t already, be intentional about taking some time each day this week to talk with God. Ask Him to give you an opportunity to share your faith or encourage someone, then expect awesome things! .
Toddlers: You can teach your child about being prepared. The next time you need to leave the house, talk to your child about all the things you need to bring: sippy cup, snack, extra clothes, diapers, wipes, keys, toys, etc. Then have them help you gather the items you’ll need and pack them in the diaper bag.
Age 3 – Kindergarten: Allow your child to help you set the table for a meal. Explain to them that they are helping you prepare for the meal. While you are eating the meal talk with your child about how important it was to prepare the table for the meal and how hard/silly it would be to eat without any plates or silverware or glasses. Teach them as important it is prepare the table, it is even more important to prepare our hearts and minds to learn from God! The more they learn about God, the more they will understand that God has a plan for them and the world around them.