Monthly Big Idea
God knows what’s best for me.
1 John 3:20, NIV
In the Garden
Genesis 1:31, 2:8-3:24
Adam and Eve eat the fruit God told them not to eat and have to leave the garden.
Moses and the Sea
Exodus 13:17-18; 14
Moses leads God’s people to trust what God says, and God makes a path through the Red Sea for the Israelites to walk on.
Jonah goes God’s way and tells the people in Ninevah about God after Jonah goes his own way and is swallowed by a big fish.
2 Kings 5:1-14
The prophet Elisha told Naaman to wash in the Jordan River to heal his skin.
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
When you go into your child’s room, look around and say: “Good morning! I’m looking for someone that God loves. [His, her] name is [name of child], and God loves [him, her] a lot! Oh! There you are!” (Cuddle with your child after you “find” them.)
While on the go, look for gardens. Flower gardens, vegetable gardens, small box gardens . . . any kind of garden! Talk about how Adam and Eve learned that God knows what is best for us in a garden called Eden.
Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, I believe You love [name of child] and me A LOT, and because You love us, You will always want what is best for us.”
Add toy vegetables, fruits, flowers (whatever you have) and a watering can to bath time. Encourage your child to pretend to work in their garden. Talk about how Adam and Eve lived in a garden called Eden and God knew what was best for them.