November Series: Gratitude sometimes feels like a lost art, yet gratitude is an idea close to God’s heart. Think about all of the Bible stories where people gave thanks to God. The Israelites celebrated God with feasts and festivals. The writers of the psalms wrote songs of praise to thank God for being faithful. Throughout this month, we hope kids will learn to be grateful for everything God has done. When we remember all of these things, we can always be thankful.
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Take time to say thank you.
Jesus Heals 10 Men ● Luke 17:11-19
In Luke 17:11-19, we discover a significant moment when 10 men with a serious skin condition asked Jesus to heal them. As their skin cleared up, the men were so thrilled about the miracle that most of them ran off and never returned to thank Jesus. Only one man, a Samaritan, turned around and showed his gratitude. Jesus made a point to commend this man’s faith.
Engage in everyday moments together this week:
- Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, thank them for something they do on a regular basis. Maybe it’s a chore that is expected of them or something you ask of them on a regular basis.
- Meal Time: At a meal this week, have everyone at the table answer this question: “Who is someone you need to thank for something they have done to help you — whether they realize it or not?”
- Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid: “What is something nice or helpful that someone has done for you lately?”
- Bed Time: Pray for each other: “God, help us to live a life of gratitude, always conscious of the ways those around us have helped us and letting them know how much we appreciate it.”