MONTHLY FOCUS: I can thank God for everything.
MEMORY VERSE: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” Psalm 111:1
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19
This month we are learning, “I can thank God for everything.” God has done so much for us, and no matter what, we can thank God. We are learning the story, “Ten Lepers,” in Luke 17:11-19.
When Jesus was traveling, He met ten men covered with sores. They begged Jesus to heal them. Jesus told them, “Go show yourselves to the priest.” As they were walking away, something amazing happened. They were miraculously healed! Only one man came back to thank Jesus for everything He had done. Just like the one man said thank you, we can thank God for everything, too!
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God can help us. 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? (The ten sick men.)
- Why is one man running back? (To thank Jesus for healing him.)
Say, “Even though Jesus healed ten men, only one man came back to thank Jesus. Let’s be like the one man who thanked Jesus for healing him. Just like that man thanked God for everything, we can thank God for everything, too.”