Hands-on Faith for Families
Week of February 3, 2014
Theme: God's Comfort
God Comforts Us When We Mourn
Play: Have your children write things they need to remember (homework, chores, saying thank you, etc.) on sticky notes, then stick the notes on each other. Ask them each to write one final reminder: — God cares about you — and place it over their own heart.
Talk: Matthew 5:4 tells us that God is with us and cares about how we feel. We mourn when a person or pet we love dies. We hurt inside because we would like our loved one to be with us. In our grief, sometimes our friends and family can cheer us up a bit. But only God can fully help us when the sadness refuses to go away. Only He knows our thoughts and sees our secret tears. When you’re sad, how can you remind yourself that God cares about you?”
Pray: Thank God for always being there to comfort you and give you hope.
—Alice H. Mayer