Psalm 37:7

"Be still and rest in the LORD;

Wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him."

-Psalm 37:7

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Good Friday and if you can't make it to church, listen to this and feel the presence of the Lord right where you are..

He's holding your life, your marriage, your family, your troubles in the palm of His hand. That alone should make you feel lighter in spirit and so loved by the Great One Whom created you.
Praise His name, Jesus!

 If you're looking for a Family Activity to do today that involves Good Friday, try these today....

1.Make a cross out of wood scraps. Ask each family member to think of an attitude or action from the past week that they knew didn't make God happy. Have family members write their thoughts on a piece of paper, fold it and pin it to the cross. Talk about how Jesus suffered the punishment for all of our sins so that we would not have to.

2.Place a white carnation in a vase. Read 1 Peter 1:18-19. Discuss with your children what it meant that Jesus was a "lamb without blemish or defect." Add a dozen drops of red food coloring to the water. Watch what happens over the next two or three days. Use the red flower petals as a reminder that Jesus took our sins upon himself when He died on the Cross.

3.Have your kids take turns sharing stories about bullies from school or cyberbullies online. Talk about how people often treat others unkindly because they are hurting inside, and point out that they need forgiveness just like we do. Read the story about the repentant criminal who hung on the cross next to Jesus (Luke 23:39-43). Let your children tell how they may have acted unkind when they didn't take the thoughts or feelings of another into consideration. Lead them in prayer, confessing your failings in this area. Allow your kids time (but don't force them) to confess, also.

This week, my children and I used this week to enjoy the gifts God gave us to create and we painted birdhouses with friends, I made them t-shirts with Scripture and we played at the park.. enjoying God's creation.

Take time to enjoy what God wants to show you and reap His blessings that He can't wait to share with you. 

Thanking Him for His great name,

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