MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is there when I need Him.
VERSE FOCUS: “You are everything I need.” Psalm 119:57 (NIrV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm I Matthew 8:23-27
This month we are learning, “Jesus is there when I need Him.” We read the story of Jesus calming to storm in Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus was on a boat with His disciples when a storm came upon them. They were scared, but Jesus calmed the storm and kept them safe. Just like Jesus was there for the disciples on the boat during the storm, He is there for us. Jesus is all we need.
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus is there when we need Him. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:
- What do you see in the picture? (Jesus on the boat.)
- What did God teach us in the story of Jesus calming to storm? (Jesus is there when we needHim.)
Say, “Just like Jesus was there to calm the storm, He is there for us when we need Him. He is everything we need.” Encourage your toddler to repeat after you, “Jesus is there when I need Him.”