JOHN 21:1-14 Jesus prepares a meal on the beach for His friends, the disciples, after He comes back.
SAY THIS: Who is your friend? Jesus is my friend.
Add a small ball that floats to bath time this week. Show your child how to push the ball under the water and let it go to see it pop back up on top of the water. Each time the ball pops back up say, "It came back!" When you're done, tell your child that Jesus came back, just like He promised. Jesus is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever!
“A friend loves at all times.”
Proverbs 17:17, NIrV
BASIC TRUTH: JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER
From Parent Cue:
HOPE BOOMERANGS BACK
By Tahni Cullen
“Pray for others that you may be healed” (James 5:16). These words wouldn’t leave me alone. I really needed some encouragement––a prayer, a note, anything. From somebody. From an “other.” Six months into my Josiah’s autism diagnosis, I was overwhelmed by waves of despair.
I needed someone to listen, to ask about “it,” but more importantly, to really understand. But my usual support system was eerily silent and I felt like we had been relocated to the Island of Misfit Toys. I put on my smile every day, but I was a wreck inside and dismayed that few seemed to pick up on my need.
Life continued to go on all around me—but now our lives, as we knew it, werehorribly distorted, disfigured, undone. For the first time, even God seemed distant when I needed Him to be close. I wasn’t so sure He could be trusted with that which I held most dear . . .