It’s one thing to “know” God is always with us (Joshua 1:9); to “know” He promises to never leave nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6); to “know” that He never gives us more than we can handle (1 Corinthians 10:13). But even “knowing” all His promises, do we act like we trust Him? Knowing something is just the first step. It’s that next step where we often stumble. To step out, in faith, and truly trust that God’s got it.
That’s exactly what Moses’ mother did; her trust was bigger than her fear as she put Moses in that basket. It’s in this story that we will show our kids that God’s got it and God will take care of us.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: God takes care of me. (Moses in the Basket • Exodus 1:22–2:10)
Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT
Key Question: Who’s got it?
Bottom Line: God’s got it.
Bible Story & Worship
Watch this video with your kids so you can recap and discuss it with them. Most of us think of singing as the way we worship God. But remember, whatever you do, if you do it for God, is a form of worship. Help show your kids this concept as you sing and dance with them for our amazing God.
Bible Story Video – God Takes Care of Me
Worship – My God Is Number One
Worship – God Is with Me
Next, we have an activity sheet and coloring page to help reinforce what they’ve learned. Be sure to watch the video on how to do the hand motions with the memory verse. This helps our young kids remember more easily. Be sure to practice each week so you can reward them with a special prize at the end of the month when they can say it all by themselves.
Bible Story Activity
Memory Verse with Hand Motions
Bring Jesus To Their Level
Finish up your church at home by recapping the story and practicing the memory verse. God gave Moses people to watch over him and to keep him safe. God takes care of each of us in so many ways. Make a list with your family of ways God takes care of us. He gives us a beautiful world to live in, people to help us and love us, food to eat, clothes to wear, medicine to make us feel better. God does all kinds of things to take care of us! Use the list as you pray together.
PRAYER: “Dear God, You take care of (name each family member) in so many ways. You (read the list your family made). We should never worry, because no matter what, You’ve got it. Thank You for loving us so much. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
As we wrap up, I’d like to leave you with one of the kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the discipleship of your kid(s). It’s not always easy to guide your own kids through the Bible but it is my hope that these lessons will be the “graceful ornament” on their heads as they grow in the truth of the Lord. My prayers are with you.
“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; for they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.