Over the past several weeks we have seen our country become polarized over the pandemic and wearing masks in public. No matter what your personal position is on Covid-19 remember our children are watching how you behave and are listening to the words you say. Choosing to act kindly towards others is always the right choice.
Play: Take a soft blanket and lay it out in your living room. Take turns having your kids lie down on the blanket and then parents and other kids help lift the child off the ground. Allow each child to have a turn, and for fun you can see if the kids can lift the parents.
Read: Read Luke 5: 17-26. If you have a storybook Bible you can read the story from there too. The story is Jesus heals the paralytic man.
Ask: Review the story with these questions.
Who brought the paralyzed man to see Jesus?
When is a time you did something kind for a friend?
Have you ever shared something with someone who needed it more than you?
When Jesus healed the paralyzed man was it for himself or to bring glory to God?
When we do kind things for others who deserves the praise?
Pray: As a family pray that God will help you in showing kindness to others this week. Pray that you can choose to have eyes open to seeing the needs of others and that God will lessen our own selfishness. Pray for any other needs in your family.