Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jesse Tree: Day 21, Special Job

Scripture: Esther 4 

Symbol: Scepter

Reading: God is at work in everything. Sometimes things don't seem to make any sense to us at all, but later we understand why God put us in a certain place at a certain time.
Esther was a beautiful woman, and because she was beautiful she became queen. But because she was brave, she saved the Jewish people from death. Esther's uncle told her of the danger to her and to her people, and he helped her to plan how to save the people. At first she didn't think she could help, but her uncle reminded her that everyone is important.
God had put Esther in the palace for a special job. Her bravery saved many lives.

Talk about: Does God have a special job for you? 

Prayer: All-knowing God, open our eyes to the special plans you have for us.

Activity: Have them act out different professions and everyone else guess the profession. See who can guess the profession. What do your kids want to be when they grow up? Ask them to share what they want to do and why. 
Remind your kids that God wants to use them in ways they can’t yet imagine. God will place them where He wants them and will give them a special job for Him.

*The symbol and devotions are from The Reformed Church of America and you can use this link to find what I have used and more at their advent site. 

A copy of the directions to make your own Jesse Tree are here and the patterns for the symbols are here

To find a list of all the linked Jesse Tree posts click here

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