This month we are asking our little ones the Key Question: Who Loves you? Jesus tells the story about the lost sheep (Luke 15:3-7) so we will know that God loves us and will always look for us. Bottom Line: Jesus loves me!
Back in Jesus' time, children were seen but not heard, but Jesus did something different. He said, "Let the children come to me... God's kingdom belongs to people like them." Jesus showed kindness to the children when He welcomed them with open arms. Mark 10:13-16. Bottom Line: There’s always time to be kind. We hope kids can remember that they are never so important that they can’t take time to be kind to those around them.
Each day’s devotion includes:
1. a verse(s) to read
2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s)
3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion
4. a suggested prayer.
Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Even though kids in early elementary are beginning to read things on their own, you may want to do the GodTime card with your K-3rd grade child. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still benefit from an adult following up on it.