Words of Treasure: God protects and guides his children
“Since you are my rock and my fortress (walled city where people went when an enemy had invaded the land), for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” Psalm 31:3
Activity: Play dough cut –outs
You will need: cardboard, marker, safety scissors, and butter knife. (You can also use cookie dough and bake the cookies to enjoy later.) Have your child/ren draw whatever shape they like on the cardboard (example – cross, circle, triangle, even angel) and cut out the shape/s with the scissors. Allow your child/ren to place the shape/s on the dough and trace around it with the butter knife. This activity is great as it promotes coordination skills.
Lesson: Similar to the way in which the cut-outs guide the knife on the play dough/cookie dough, Jesus guides our lives, helping us to do what is right and good even when we feel afraid or uncertain.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, protect and guide me, help me to do what is right and good even when I feel afraid.
Adult Reading: Deuteronomy 7:12-26
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We were a bit more adventurous with this activity and used homemade dough. Hannah was really in a mood to explore and not use the shapes we worked so hard to make. So we end up with one big, sticky, mess. Even though it was her own doing she was still amazed at the end result - ‘Mom what’s this mess?!’ Sounds familiar? There are times that we also choose indifference towards God’s guidance and later marvel at the big, sticky, mess we’ve made. Thankfully we have a forgiving and merciful God. I’m also thankful that after all was said and done she concluded – ‘Following Jesus means follow Jesus!’ May we follow Jesus and His guidance, doing what is good and right even we feel afraid or have just realized what a mess we’ve made.
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