We hope you will join us over the next two weeks for our Family, Faith and Fun Challenge. Here is the first challenge.
Sunday, December 20, Day 1
Bible Reading: Genesis 1:1-31 and 2:1-3
Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18a
- In ancient times, naming an object was a sign that you had dominion over it.
- To have dominion over something means to take good care of it, not just that you are in charge of or rule over it.
Thoughts to Share: God’s original Creation was perfect. There was no illness or death. Work was fulfilling, but not difficult. He created many special and beautiful things. Some keep us alive and healthy. Others are for us to enjoy. God wants us to be grateful for His Creation and the other blessings He gives us. He wants us to thank Him for those blessings. He wants us to share our blessings with others so that everyone will know how very much God loves us all.
Family Fun Instructions: One of God’s many creations is snow. Every snowflake is different. God must really love us to put that much detail into His Creation! Use these instructions to make snowflakes or create drawings of snowflakes. You can make large snowflakes or small ones. On each snowflake, write or draw some blessings from God for which you are thankful. Then tape the snowflakes around your living space to remind you of God’s love for each one of you and the blessings He has given you. End with a prayer thanking God for all of the blessings you wrote or drew on the snowflakes.
Parenting Tips. Here you will find tips for raising a grateful child. Using these tips will help you raise children who are more likely to be thankful for their blessings.