Grace Time for January 3

Read + Respond 

We are working on a chronological reading of The Jesus Storybook Bible.  This week read The Friend of Little Children and remind your children of God’s big love for us.  Read Isaiah 65:17 – 25 and find ways God’s big love is shown through the promises in these verses.  Remind your family that although we are waiting on Jesus to return, he is with us during the wait.


RESPONSE THROUGH ART

Gather a few supplies including glue (liquid works best), salt, paper, and paint with brushes.  Have your children use the glue to create a design or symbol to show how big God’s love is for us.  Sprinkle salt over the glue until it is all covered and then let it dry.  While the children wait for the glue to dry, relate this short time of waiting to the longer wait of Jesus’ return.  Remind your family of the beauty of the promises of the second coming.  Then have your children use paint or markers to add color to the salt painting making it even more beautiful.