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The Way (Monday)
Read: Acts 16:25-34
"I will not cry! I have to stay calm," Delaney told herself.
They were here just a minute ago. While waiting with her sister and parents for a ride on the roller coaster at the fair, Delaney had gone to get a drink at a nearby water fountain. When she went back, her family had disappeared! Delaney walked up and down the long line of people waiting for rides, but her parents and sister weren't there. "Where are they?" Delaney muttered, choking back a sob. She quickly backtracked to the lunch counter where they had eaten--but her family wasn't anywhere in sight. What am I going to do? she wondered frantically.
Suddenly Delaney remembered something. Her mom had told them that if they ever got separated to go to the big Ferris wheel and wait there. But where was the Ferris wheel? Delaney looked all around. Mom said we'd be able to see it from anywhere in the park, she thought. There it is! She hurried in the direction of the Ferris wheel way over on the other side of the park.
Soon Delaney was sobbing in her mother's arms. "We looked all over for you," Mom told her.
"I looked for you too," Delaney replied, "and then I remembered the Ferris wheel." Soon she felt better, and they all enjoyed the rest of the day.
As Delaney and her family returned home from church the following day, Delaney was thoughtful. "This morning, Pastor Mike talked about people being lost," she said. "I know how that feels--it's scary! I'm so glad I didn't stay lost. I finally remembered that the Ferris wheel was the way to find you! But I didn't think about it until after I'd looked for you in lots of other places."
"Like you said, being lost is scary," said Dad, "especially when we're lost in the way Pastor Mike talked about--being lost in sin."
"But no one has to stay lost," Delaney said. "Jesus is the way for us to be saved. We can go to Him and not be lost anymore."
"That's right," said Dad. "He is the only way to be saved from sin and have eternal life."
Raelene E. Phillips
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you know the way to be saved and have eternal life? You may try lots of ways—like doing good deeds, going to church, or giving money. But nothing you do will save you from being lost in sin. You must simply trust Jesus to save you. Go to Him and trust Him as your Savior. Then you won’t be lost anymore. (To learn more, click the "Good News!" button in the right column of this page.)
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: John 14:6 (KJV)
[Jesus said,] “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (NKJV)
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Other Side of the World (Tuesday)
Read: Exodus 33:12-18; Psalm 139:5-10
Essie couldn't believe it. "We're moving WHERE?"
"This is so cool! I'm moving to AFRICA!" her older brother, Erik, shouted.
"I can't believe this is happening!" her sister, Sadie, cried. "Will I have to wear one of those turbans on my head?"
"Woo hoo!" their five-year-old brother, Davis, yelled as he ran in circles.
"All right, kids, calm down," Dad said. "We don't know if we'll actually be moving yet. But your mom and I feel like the Lord may be leading us to be missionaries in Kenya, and we wanted to tell you now so we can all pray about it as a family."
Mom nodded in agreement. "If this is where God wants us to go, then we'll go together."
"But...Africa?" Sadie whined. "It's, like, on the other side of the world. I won't know anyone!"
"Hey, what am I--chopped liver?" Erik asked, crossing his arms.
Essie grinned. "With a cherry on top."
"Yuck!" Davis said with a silly face, making his family laugh.
Dad cleared his throat to get everyone's attention. "Who remembers the Bible verse we've been memorizing?"
Essie thought she knew. "Moses is talking to God and...says something about God's presence." She looked at Erik. "Help me out here."
"Something about not going somewhere if God wasn't going with them?" Erik offered.
"Right," Dad said. "Let's say it together."
"Exodus 33:15,"the family chorused. "'then Moses said to Him, "If your Presencedoes not go with us, do not send us up from here."'"
"What do you think that means?" Mom asked.
Calmer now, Sadie suggested, "I think it means we need to pray about this and trust Jesus to help us make the right decision so we know what to do."
"And remember that no matter what, He'll always be with us," Essie added.
"Exactly." Mom smiled. "I know this will be a big change for all of us if we end up going, but remember that if Jesus sends us, He'll be going with us. Just like He's been with us here in South Carolina, He'll be with us on the other side of the world." Kelly Hope
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Are you facing a big change in your life? Maybe your family will be moving soon or your parents are going through a divorce. Remember that Jesus loves you and cares about what you're going through. He promises to always be with you, no matter what. He will never leave you. Trust Him to help you through big changes in your life.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (NIV)
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Help for the Hurting (Wednesday)
Read: Job 2:11
Abe watched his brother Moe go into his room and slam the door behind him.
Moe was in high school and lately had been acting super moody. Abe was confused by this, as his brother was usually so cheerful.
He decided to talk to his grandfather about it. "I don't get it, Grandpa. Did I do something wrong? Moe has been avoiding me lately--or worse, yelling at me and calling me names!"
"Has he been acting differently around others as well, or just you?" Grandpa asked.
Abe shrugged. "I don't know--I haven't seen him talk to Mom or Dad much lately. And none of his friends have been over in a while. But Moe used to play video games with me almost every day, and now he mostly ignores me. I must have done something wrong to upset him, but I have no idea what I did!" He looked at his grandpa. "You're always watching those cop shows. Can you tell me what I did wrong?"
Grandpa smiled. "Abe, I think I know why Moe is acting like this, and it's not your fault. Ever since I learned that he and Sara had broken up, I've noticed he hasn't been his usual self--though I didn't know it had gotten this bad. I think he might be feeling depressed, and that can look like many things--like anger, sadness, or laziness. But it isn't your fault."
Abe perked up at this. "You mean, I didn't do anything wrong?"
"No, you didn't. Broken relationships are painful, and Moe needs time to grieve. I think the best thing we can do for him is give him space and let him know we love him. By showing him we care about him, even when he ignores us or gets angry, we'll be reminding him that Jesus loves him and will help him through this. And since it sounds like Moe might be dealing with feelings of depression, we should also talk to your parents about getting him help."
"And we should pray for him too, right?" Abe asked.
Grandpa nodded. "Yes. Let's do that now." Alex Childs
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you know someone like Moe? Or maybe you’re feeling down yourself. Painful circumstances can make people feel sad or angry for a long time.* But Jesus came to give us life, and we can remember the joy of His love and know He’s with us even when we don’t feel happy. If a friend needs encouragement, share Jesus’ love with them by letting them know you care. * If you or someone you know is dealing with intense feelings of anger or sadness, tell a trusted adult so they can help.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Romans 12:15 (KJV)
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (NKJV)
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Humble Yourself (Thursday)
Read: Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 5:5-6
"Guess what, Mom?" Andrea said as she burst through the door. "The teachers selected me to make the morning announcements for a whole month!"
Mom wiped pie dough from her fingers. "That's wonderful, Andrea! I'm happy for you."
Andrea frowned. "Happy for me? You should be proud! They picked me over everybody else. My voice must sound incredible when I speak!"
Mom rolled her eyes. "Okay, Miss Incredible, I am proud of you, but don't let it go to your head. Go start your homework while I finish this pie."
"Can I make a quick call first?" Andrea asked.
"Okay, but make it snappy," Mom replied.
After putting the pie in the oven, Mom found Andrea in her room with her arms folded, staring into space. "Have you finished your homework?" Mom asked.
Andrea shook her head. "When I called Susan and told her I was chosen to make the announcements, she said I'm being overconfident. Does that mean I'm prideful?"
"Well, you do seem pretty proud of the fact that they chose you," Mom said, sitting down on the bed. "The Bible tells us not to be puffed up with pride because all our abilities are gifts from God."
"So, I shouldn't be happy they chose me?" Andrea asked.
"Of course you should be happy," said Mom. "But let it be with a humble spirit. When we start to feel prideful, we need to remember Jesus' humility. He was willing to come to earth and die for our sins, even though He's God. And He's the one who gives us our abilities as well as opportunities to develop them and use them to help others." Mom smiled at Andrea. "Maybe you should humbly accept your announcing position as an opportunity from God to develop the voice He gave you and learn how to use it to connect with people."
"It must have sounded like I was bragging to Susan. Can I call her back and apologize? I need to thank her too; she probably spared me some embarrassment."
Mom walked to the door. "Okay, call your friend, and then come to dinner."
"What's for dessert?" Andrea asked.
Mom turned and winked. "Humble pie."
Andrea giggled. "Perhaps I should eat two pieces!" Linda Ray Center
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Are you eager to tell others about winning a trophy or getting a lead role in a play? While it’s good to feel satisfaction in your accomplishments, be careful not to let those feelings turn into pride. Instead of putting yourself above others, humbly accept the gifts God has given you. Jesus is the perfect example of humility. Be thankful for each opportunity He gives you to develop your gifts, and use them to serve Him.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Proverbs 11:2 (KJV)
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (NIV)
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A New Family (Friday)
Read: Ephesians 1:3-6
"It was wonderful seeing you," Mom told Mrs. Johnson after church. "You have a
"The Johnsons are nice," Sean said as he and his family walked outside. "I'm glad they're back at church."
Katelyn tugged on Mom's sleeve. "Where did they get another girl?"
"Yeah, I noticed Mrs. Johnson was carrying a toddler I've never seen before when we said hi," said Josiah. "What's up with that?"
"The Johnsons adopted a little girl," said Dad.
"A-dop-ted?" Katelyn repeated. "What's that?"
"Adoption is when a boy or girl with no mommy or daddy gets a family to raise them," said Mom.
"What happened to the other mom and dad?" asked Josiah.
"I don't know. Perhaps they aren't able to give their child the care she needs," said Mom. "Situations like that are hard to understand, but God uses adoption to mend children's lives and bless families."
"What about Daniel and Lillian?" asked Sean. "The Johnsons had them first."
"Daniel and Lillian have a new sister to love and care for," said Mom.
"That sounds fun," said Katelyn.
"Mom, why did the Johnsons adopt?" asked Josiah.
Mom thought for a moment. "Adoption isn't easy. But they did it because God led them to help a child who needed a home."
Dad nodded. "Mr. Johnson reminded me how God adopted us."
"Wait, God adopts people?" asked Sean.
"Yes," said Dad. "The Bible says God wanted us to be His children, so He adopted us through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus."
"So, Jesus died and rose again so we could be part of God's family?" asked Josiah.
"That's right," said Mom. "When we trust in Jesus, we're adopted into His family. Isn't that amazing?"
"Wait!" shouted Katelyn. "That means the Johnsons, and Mom and Dad, and my brothers, and me, and everyone in our church is adopted!"
Dad laughed. "Yes! And the best part about being in God's family is that He wants to adopt everyone as His sons and daughters. We can show others how they can be part of God's family too." Julie Potter
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Did you know that, if you trust Jesus as your Savior, God has adopted you as His child? He loves you more than you can even comprehend. Every blessing in life is His gift to you. No matter what you do, He will never let go of you. You are part of His family, loved and chosen by Him.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: John 1:12 (KJV)
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (NLT)