June Theme – Summer Days

Key Verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

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Our hope is for our kids to know that: We can seek God’s direction through prayer

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 24:1-67) In this story we see that Abraham’s wife (Isaac’s mother) Sarah has passed away. Abraham was about 140 years old and Isaac was about 40 years old and had not yet been married. Abraham wanted Isaac to be married, so he sent his servant Eliezer out to look for a wife for his son. Eliezer went back to Abraham’s homeland and prayed for God’s help in this task. Before he had finished praying Rebekah appeared! Rebekah agreed to marry Isaac, which showed a great deal of faith on her part. Rebekeh was giving up an elaborate wedding near her home, she was giving up everything familiar to her, she was promising to marry a man she had never seen, and she as committing to live nearly a thousand miles away, likely never to see her family again. God doesn’t always make his plans clear to us as he did to Eliezer, but God will always provide the direction we need when we seek it.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you had difficulty knowing God’s leading. For example, maybe you were unsure about taking advantage of a new job opportunity or you weren’t sure if you were supposed to move your family to another part of the country. Share how you discovered which direction God was leading you in. What was the result? Then talk about concerns that each family member has and would like God’s direction for right now.

 

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Use a big sheet of newsprint or poster board to make a family map. On your map, draw or write about times in the past God has led your family in making decisions. Then draw or write about decisions your family will face in the future. Hang your map in a prominent place, and remember to thank God for giving you wisdom and direction.

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