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 reminded that Jesus treats us just like a nursing mother treats her children.
Ask the children…
In the Old Testament, the relationship of God’s people with God was represented by Jerusalem. The temple, God’s dwelling place, was in Jerusalem and how God treated Jerusalem and the people who lived there was how God treated the whole nation. What does this passage say about how God treated Jerusalem?
“This is what the Lord says:
‘I will give Jerusalem a river of peace and prosperity.
The wealth of the nations will flow to her.
Her children will be nursed at her breasts,
carried in her arms, and held on her lap.
13 I will comfort you there in Jerusalem
as a mother comforts her child.’”(Isaiah 66:12, 13)
Ask your children how nursing mother’s treat their babies? What are all the things that they do for their babies? Remind them that Jesus treats us in the same way. He takes care of us and watches over us just like a nursing mother. We can rest in His arms even if the world around us seems scary.
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