Theme: God wants us to love those who are poor
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4)
- Memory Verse: Review Proverbs 22:2
- Bible Time: Read Isaiah 58:6-8. Have your children listen for the actions God wants us to take on behalf of the oppressed.
- Action Pack: Hands on charity is so important at this age. It’s hard for preschoolers to understand the concept of giving money they don’t see (in the form of a check or online donation) to a person they don’t know and can’t see. For our family, we’re going to put together an Action Pack for a Christian family facing persecution in Pakistan. We’ll spend the rest of this devotional time at the store picking out the needed items, such as blankets, toiletries and pencils. Even though they probably don’t totally understand the concept of mailing this packet to a family they’ve never met or heard of, I think just being able to get items together to give will be a good first start in developing children with a heart for the needy.
- Further Study: Read Beatrice’s Goat. It’s a book based on the true story of how a young girl’s dream of attending school in her small Ugandan village is fulfilled after her family is given an income-producing goat.