Mary and Martha learn how important it is to spend time with Jesus when He comes to visit them. (LUKE 10:38-42)
We find out that Saul, the guy whose main goal in life was to wipe out Jesus’ followers, had recently met Jesus and believed in Him. When he went to meet with Jesus’ followers, they had a hard time trusting that his story was real. But Barnabas chose to believe Saul's story and helped the rest of the disciples accept Saul as well. (Acts 9:26-30) Bottom Line: Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you. There will be people who won’t always be nice to you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to show kindness to 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.