MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6
This month we are learning, “God cares for me.” God is a mighty and awesome God. We do not need to be afraid because God is great and He cares for us. This month we’re reading “Daniel and the Lions” in Daniel 6. Daniel prayed to God even though the king said people could only pray to him. Because Daniel didn’t obey the king’s rule, Daniel was thrown into a lion’s den. He was not afraid because he believed God would protect him. God took care of Daniel and did protect him from the lions! Just like God cared for Daniel, God cares for us, too!
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God cares for 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? (Daniel and the lions.)
- Did the lions hurt Daniel? (No, Daniel looks safe.)
Say, “God took care of Daniel and protected him from the lions. God is mighty and awesome and He cares for us, just like He cared for Daniel.”