Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
Problems. We’ve all got ‘em. Traffic made you late to work. The washing machine stopped mid cycle and now you have a machine full of water and soppy clothes. The dog started doing this weird coughing thing. Your two year old threw his cereal and milk across the room. The list goes on and on and on. And maybe that’s just the stuff that went wrong this morning! No matter WHAT happens, our problems are super small in light of God’s BIG story. It doesn’t mean our problems will go away. But knowing the story of Jesus will help us put them in perspective. God promises to be with us and to help us when we ask. We don’t have to face anything alone. Because the story of Jesus changes how I see my problems. But you still might want to call a plumber about that washing machine.