Watch Ms. Leslie’s Video Lesson and the Kindness Craft Video for this week. And below that, read Ms. Leslie’s letter to parents.
Imagine the Possibilities
As you watch the video with your child, make sure you have the items below. Let’s go!
- A Bible
- Red Bag of Courage
- Prayer Pin
- God Glasses
- Activity Booklet
- Paper and Pens or Markers
Kindness Craft Video
Emily Walker teaches us how to make a beautiful butterfly.
Share the act of kindness you discovered this week in the comments below. Draw or write about that act of kindness and email it to me. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Ms. Leslie’s Letter to Parents
Adultery. Murder. Two pretty intense sins.
In Psalm 51 (the psalm we just talked about in our imaginary canoe, Adventure #10), Nathan, the prophet, takes the sins King David tries to hide, and he brings them into full view. Overcome with guilt, David cries out to God.
In his anguish, he inadvertently teaches us a profound prayer process.
When we know we have sinned, missed the mark, fallen short of who God created us to be, David shows us what to do with our trash, our yeuch, our sin.
1st Turn to God before turning to others.
2nd Remember God’s love.
3rd Acknowledge where we missed the mark of loving others as God loves.
4th Search our hearts for other ways we may have missed the mark of love.
5th Hold fast to God’s amazing, unstoppable, transformative love for us.
T-R-A-S-H. Turn. Remember. Acknowledge. Search. Hold fast.
So, here’s a thought. What if every evening before we go to bed we take several moments to “take out the trash?”
What if we help our precious children learn how to “take out the trash?”
Lord God, give us the courage to take out our trash daily. Thank you for Your unfailing, life-giving, life-changing love for us. We adore You, O Christ, now and forever. Amen.