You Will Need:
- Your Bible marked at Matthew 14:22-33
One at a time have each of your children hold out their arms, put their heads back so they’re looking at the ceiling and stick out their tongues. Tell them to spin around three times (you’ll need to count for them) and then try to walk to you in a straight line. (Be careful to do this in an area where they can fall and stumble without getting hurt.) Then have them spin around seven times…then ten times.
SAY—Everything gets confusing when you spin around a lot. Sometimes life seems a little confusing when bad things happen, but we can learn a lesson from the Bible about how we can keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Listen and try to figure out what mistake Peter made.
Read Matthew 14:22-33 from your Bible.
ASK—What good things did Peter do? (1) He trusted Jesus enough to get out of the boat, which is more than anyone else did. (2) When he needed help, he called out to Jesus.
ASK—What do you think Peter’s mistake was? (He took his eyes off Jesus and started focusing on the wind and waves.)
SAY—Bad things can happen to good people, but when bad things happen God wants you to keep trusting Him. God will always do what is best for you and, if you’re walking with Him, He will cause all things to work together for your good. So, when life gets confusing, keep your eyes on Jesus.
PRAY—List prayer requests and thank God that you can always trust Him and pray that when hard times come to your kids, that they will always keep their eyes on Jesus.