Sunday, September 6th Lesson
Solitude: Quiet Alone Time with God…
Happy Sunday friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and are finding time for the perfect balance between rest and adventure (while you could still breathe outdoors!). This week’s Sunday school lesson is very fitting for Labor Day weekend (Thank You Holy Spirit!). It is a lesson in rest and solitude, a lesson for the children and a great reminder for us parents.
Please take time to pray that the Lord will guide you in teaching your children about solitude and the importance of spending time alone with God. I pray that He will restore your soul through this exercise and give you ideas for how you can invite your children to encounter God in quiet alone time.
As always, please begin by reading the attached KidzatHome Resource Guide. Feel free to use any of the 3 age-appropriate “Invitations to Engage” activities when you have time. AND/OR (when our beautiful Colorado sky returns to us), simply go outside, lie in the grass and stare up at the clouds with your kiddos. Ask them what they see in the clouds and listen to what they have to say. Ask them what they think God is saying to them in the clouds.
Lots of things in nature like mountains, trees, flowers, critters, and bugs can create the desire and hunger for communion with God. It is important to use these opportunities to bring our children closer to Jesus, but take care not to worship the creation. Remind your child that it is the Creator, God who we owe thanks and praise to for his creation.
Show your child what God tells us about solitude in the scriptures. Try committing one of these verses to memory this week:
Mark 6:31b “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
In addition to these interactive activities, I have attached a couple of printable activities I hope the kids will enjoy too.
IMPORTANT! If you joined service this morning you probably heard the great news that we will be inviting children back into the classroom next Sunday, Sept 13th. We are beyond excited to get back to in-person Sunday School! In my personal opinion, the danger of staying away from our church family far outweighs the danger of a virus! With that said, we respect and understand that everyone feels differently about how to navigate these times and we welcome you back when the time is right for you.
Love and blessings!!