This weekend our story in Kids Branch was about Naaman, and his leprosy. (Leprosy is a terrible disease!) Naaman was a powerful man, but it took the courage of a little servant girl to lead him to Elisha the prophet, who told Naaman that God alone has the power to heal. We learned that just like Naaman, we can be stubborn and hard-headed, and think that our way is the best way. But it's not. God's way is the best way.
Read II Kings 5:1-16. I know I am so much like Naaman -- I hear what God is saying, but refuse to listen. Naaman almost missed the miracle God had in store for him because he refused to obey.
Uptown Memory Verse: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Downtown Memory Verse: “God will meet all my needs!” Philippians 4:19
Discuss with your kids the times you have followed God's instructions, and the times you've stubbornly refused. Which way was the better way? And, discuss the times when someone has stood up and reminded you how foolish you had become -- like Naaman's servant girl and his servants on the trip. It's important for us to listen to those people in our lives -- and to be that person to others.
Pray for your kids. That they would recognize God's way is the best way, and live that every day.
See you at The Branch,
Posted on Wed, March 9, 2011
by Tim Scott