Think back to when you were a kid. What were you afraid of? Was it the dark? Was it the boogie man that lived under your bed or in your closet? How about jumping off the diving board at the pool? The first day of kindergarten? First day of high school? Or your first date?
At Journey Kids this month our “Life App” is COURAGE. Being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid.
This week the kids learned all about Joseph. I think all of our kids could realize just how scary it was for Joseph as he was growing up with brothers who were jealous, with being sold to slavery, and the many challenges he faced that make our fears pale in comparison. But as Joseph learned, he can be and we can be brave because we know God is with us!
Do you think these kids were brave? Looks like those are spiders and looks to me like the kids are blindfolded. That would be enough to scare me.
Especially when I am unsure of something, I can easily be afraid. Whether it’s trying something new or the fear of the unknown in different situations. It is so good for our kids to hear our fears as parents and adults as well.
If you go to Journey and did not get the Parent Memo, let someone know next week and we’ll get the useful resource packet to you.
For this week:
Ask your kids: What might you miss out on if you let your fears stop you?
Ask a parent: When is a time that the safest choice isn’t the best choice?
Memory Verse: “When I’m afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3