Bible Story: In Luke 2:22-35 we read about Simeon. God promised Simeon that he would live to see the Messiah. While we’re not sure how long he waited, he must have been so excited when the Holy Spirit led him into the temple courtyard where Simeon saw Mary and Joseph with Jesus! God’s promises were true, and seeing Jesus was worth the wait!
Bottom Line: When you need to wait, ask God for patience. We all face moments where we’ll find it difficult to have patience. From waiting in line to get a seat at your favorite restaurant to sitting in construction traffic on your way to vacation, how can you have patience when you just want to get a move on? We pray that kids will start with prayer and ask God for help. God can give us patience in any situation!
Key Question: What do you do when you have to wait? We can’t escape it. Waiting is just a part of life. How we wait can show others how much we trust God. Kids will discover how they can respond to those moments in life when they need an extra dose of patience. We pray this lesson will help them realize how they can trust God while they wait.
Extra Memory Verse: “It is better to be patient than to fight. It is better to control your temper than to take a city.” Proverbs 16:32, NIrV
This Month’s Memory Verse
Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse! Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend.
GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how: There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click HERE to see this month’s GodTime card!
A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month. It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. Click HERE to see June’s Widget!