Our series Kids Rock Part.2 continued this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.
Basic Truth: God made me.
Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV
Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?
Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do
Bible Story: I can protect others.
Miriam * Exodus 1:22-2:10
In Exodus we see the Israelites under the control of the Egyptians and they were ruled by a Pharaoh or leader. This Pharaoh was an evil ruler who at one point sought to eliminate all the male children in Egypt! Now there was one baby in particular who was now in danger, his name was Moses and his mother and big sister Miriam wanted to protect Moses. So they placed him in a basket and had it float down the river, Miriam boldly decided to follow and watch over Moses from the shore as he floated downstream. Amazingly the princess of Egypt was in the river and heard a baby crying and sure enough it was Moses in a basket. The princess took pity on the child and decided that she would care for him. It was then Miriam jumped in to offer her mother as the person to help her raise baby Moses. Miriam did an amazing thing helping her baby brother to be safe and finding a way to guarantee his safety, because of this Moses went on to do some of the most incredible things in the Bible! Miriam showed that I can protect others.
Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that we don’t have to be worried so long as we remember that I can do what God wants me to do. Children grow up in a world where many only seek to protect themselves, and we hope that this week they learn to protect others and be a friend to everyone they meet.
You can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:
This month we continue our series Gadgets and Gizmos but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.
Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.
In Genesis 12, we find a man named Abram, who eventually we come to know as Abraham, the father of God’s people. But long before that, God called Abraham to go on a journey with many unknowns because of a really BIG promise. Abraham was willing to follow God and go wherever He led. In the end, God made good on each of the promises He made to Abraham.
Bottom Line: God made you for an adventure. God may not call us on a journey to another country, but at some point, God will call us to do something out of our comfort zone. We pray that kids will learn to trust that God will keep His promises to us, and that no matter what happens, He made them unique for whatever adventure comes their way.
Everyday is made for us to have little adventures or big ones as we explore the world around us and we hope the kids learn to love the life God has blessed them with!