Jesus helps a Centurion by healing his sick friend. (Matthew 8:5-13) We'll continue to focus on our Bottom Line: Jesus Loves Me, and talk about how Jesus wants to be our friend forever.
For one reason or another, people are overlooked every day, but Jesus says that when we show kindness to one of the least of these, it's as if we're showing kindness to Him. (Matthew 25:35-40.) Bottom Line: Be kind to people who are overlooked. Some people are easier to show kindness to than others, but everyone deserves to be treated like they’re valuable, no matter who they are.
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.