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SUNDAY JULY 5TH
Discuss these questions together as a family:
What question was Joel asking about different things in his house? (How does it work?)
Who did Joel meet to teach him about how the air and heat work?
Who had questions in today’s Bible story?
What is something you have learned from the Book of Habakkuk?
Open your Bibles and find the Book of Habakkuk. Remember, it is in the Old Testament and is a Minor Prophet. This means we will find it toward the end of the Old Testament.
Read Habakkuk 1:2-3. Habakkuk did not understand everything that was going on around him. He felt like God was not listening to him. He talked to God about his concerns. God wants us to come to Him when we feel confused, afraid, or mad. It may not seem like God is not listening, but God always hears our prayers. Read Habakkuk 1:5. God responds to Habakkuk’s prayer. He tells him to look and observe. God has a purpose for everything. Sometimes, we must wait a long time to see God’s plan. Sometimes, we may never see His plan, but we can be confident that He has one. God tells the prophet in Habakkuk 2:4 that the righteous will live by faith.
Use the Bible Story picture below to tell the rest of the story. Today we learned that even when life doesn’t make sense, we can trust God. We also learned that it is good to ask questions of someone who knows what they are talking about. Ask your child what questions they have. Prompt them that we have experienced a lot of things lately that might make us feel unsafe or confused or frustrated. Encourage them to ask those questions and remind the of the Bible Truth.
Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story of Habakkuk.