Lent is the season of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts through Holy Saturday (the day before Easter). Traditionally, Christians have observed Lent by devotion, fasting, repenting, and giving. We can invite our children to join us as we observe this season, as we prepare our hearts and our lives for Easter.
Thanks to Kimberlee Conway Ireton for her plan that I used to develop these Kid’s Devotions.http://www.stchristophers-mn.org/storage/files/family-devotions-for-lent.pdf
As we get closer to the Easter, we are minded that Jesus is our refreshment during times of difficulty.
Ask the children…
How do we get blessed? What is that blessing like?
““But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.’” (Jeremiah 17:7, 8a)
We are blessed when despite our circumstances, we put our trust in the Lord. Then even in times of drought, we will be like trees that have put down deep roots that can still reach the water of life (Jesus).
Ask your children if they are feeling a time of drought in their lives (times of real difficulty)? Ask them who they are trusting in during this time? If they trust in the Lord they will receive refreshment. Pour a glass of cool water and leave it out on the counter today to remind everyone in the house that refreshment comes from the Lord all day long.
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