When my children were little, I did not childproof my home. I was a stay-at-home mom, so I had lots of time with the children and taught them exactly what they could and could not touch. I could often be heard saying, “no touch.” Whichever child it was would always look at me, and you could tell that they wanted so badly to touch whatever item it was, but they listened to my firm but loving “no.” They would walk away from whatever it was and find something new to do. I have no children in my home now, but I do have one spoiled dog. Though I never childproofed my home, I have had to dog-proof the house. This dog gets into everything, and my “no” means nothing to him. My children tell me that I have gotten soft in my “old age.” Anyway, in chapter 5 today, we will run across a story when Jesus told someone “no.” So, enjoy the reading, and I will see you in the video.
- Has God ever told you no? How did that make you feel?
- How do you work out your feelings toward God (feelings of anger, rejection, etc.)?
So What Activity: The weekend is here! Are you planning on attending services this weekend? We would love to see you there. Attending services and participating in Holy Communion is a Means of Grace, one of the ways that God connects best with us…join us this weekend so God can speak to you. God might have something important to tell you.