Grace Time for January 10

Read + Respond 

Read Along With Us!

We are working on a chronological reading of The Jesus Storybook Bible.  This week read “The man who didn’t have any friends (none)” and remind your children of God’s big love for us.  Read Zechariah 7: 1-14 and talk with your family about how God calls us to serve the powerless and oppressed just like he wants us to love all his people.


RESPONSE THROUGH PLAY + SERVICE

Have a bowl of water and a small heavy object such as a penny or marble ready.  Talk with your children about ways your family can or has served others by sharing God’s big love. Then discuss how those people may take God’s love and share it with other people and so on.  Have one of your children drop the object into the water and point out the rings or movement through the water. 

Relate this motion to the movement of God’s big love through many people as they love and serve one another.  This visual can also be accomplished creating a domino train and knocking it over, or dropping small rocks into a puddle, for example.  Wrap-up your time by thinking of someone your family could serve this week; pray for that person, and then create a plan!

The Ripple Effect.