This week’s chapel theme was “God has a Purpose for Families." Anni, one of the Mosaic Church interns, led our thoughts and brought a baby doll, who we pretended was real. She asked the students what the baby would do when it was hungry, tired, or needed a bath? She reminded us that babies do not ask for food or find their own. Since they cannot walk they cannot get into bed when they’re sleepy. They are totally dependent upon their families to take care of them. Thankfully, God created families to take care of babies, because we were all once babies! Our families are small groups of Jesus-followers who love each other, therefore we need to take care of each other.
Anni read I Timothy 5:4, which addresses needy people (widows) who had no one to care for them:
1 Timothy 5:4Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, the first thing they need to learn is this: to show their devotion to God by taking care of their own family. They will be repaying their parents, and this pleases God.
The students considered ways that they could help out their family members who take care of them.
1. How does the Bible say that children and grandchildren can show their devotion to God?
2. Name some things your parents do for you.
3. What are some ways you could help your family members out this week?
Blessings to you and your entire family,
Jan Rogers, Director
Building an Eternal Foundation ~ I Cor