Jesus As A Baby
Family Fun Icebreaker: Can you trust God like a baby trusts his mother?
Topic 1 Question: Who Is Jesus?
Today’s Big Idea: Jesus as a Baby
God always has a plan. God created mankind and He knows exactly what humanity will do. Mankind needs God, but is rebellious and won’t listen to Him. So throughout scripture God shares that He wants to help humanity by sending someone special to help. God knows some people will listen to Him, and those smart people who listen will receive extra help from God. Jesus is the special one that God sent to earth to help. God’s goal is for you to trust Jesus. But for you to trust Jesus, God knew that Jesus needed to relate to you. So God sent Jesus to earth by being born as a baby, a human baby. Jesus entered life on earth in a similar way that you entered life. The story of Jesus’ arrival is told in Matthew 1:18–25. Take time to read it. Jesus came to earth as a baby and trusted His earthly parents to care for Him.
Talk with God: Read the scriptures aloud.
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7 NISB
Walk with God: Read aloud and discuss.
Jesus was wrapped in cloths and held in His mother’s arms when He first arrived as you were. He was small and vulnerable and trusted others to care for Him. He knows what it feels like to depend on someone else. He trusted
His heavenly Father to care for Him through the people on earth.
Discuss with your family:
Jesus trusted others to care for Him at a young age. It can be uncomfortable to be dependent on someone else. Most people like to be independent. But sometimes when you are sick or in need you have to rely on someone else.
How well do you trust others? What helps you trust them? Why do you trust them?
Prayer suggestion: Pray for God to help you trust Him.
I will be praying for you!
Stacy A. Davis, Author
Exerpt from Come One, Come All, a Sky Ranch Family Devotional
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