Greetings from Jill
Some cities and states around the country are relaxing their stay at home and social distancing policies for businesses. However, many of us are concerned whether it is truly safe for our families to go out of the house and interact with neighbors and friends again. I understand that cabin fever has set in for many families, mine included. We long for the days when we can take the kids to the playground to meet up with friends or go out to celebrate a birthday as a family. Even the daily activities such as going to work, school, or the grocery store without needing a mask and gloves, would be a welcomed activity. However, we must put our own safety and that of our loved ones as a priority until we get further notification that it it safe to venture out.
This requires patience. I think of the saying, good things come to those that wait. Being a parent and dreaming about the future of my children and what they can accomplish, reminds me to also have patience. I need to enjoy the little happy moments and milestones reached today, and think of this as a marathon and not a sprint race. Our kids have a bright future ahead, and we will soon have the opportunities to travel about freely again and embrace our loved ones.
"Love is patient and kind. Love does not boast or brag. Love is not rude and doesn't always want its own way. Love doesn't stay angry for a long time. Love grows in the truth. Many things come and go, but God's love never ends." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Amen.
To help illustrate this bible lesson to children, we encourage you to click on the puppet show links and copy of the bible lesson pages below. In addition, Nancy McGovern shares meditation and breathing exercises for children.