Throughout their lives, our grandchildren will experience times of joy and times of challenge as well, so it is very important for us to prepare them; especially for the times they do not understand. Difficult, challenging times in life have the potential to leave the ones we love sidetracked, derailed and in a place where they turn away from following Jesus.
But, if we help prepare our grandchildren and equip them to see these times of their lives as something where they are able to trust God's love and goodness for them, they will be able to go through them and come out the other side stronger in their walk with God. Today's "Mystery Bag" is designed to help you do this - in a fun and tasty way!
You will need . . .
- Paper lunch bags - one per grandchild.
- Cookie recipe written on a card or paper - one per child.
- Cookie ingredients.
Talk about how your lives have times which are "sweet"; times you enjoy and understand - like the butter and sugar in your recipe. Then talk about how your lives also have times which are not "sweet"; times you do not necessarily understand at the time, but like with your cookie recipe, if you choose to trust God He knows what is happening and has a purpose for the difficult times, in the end you will be able to look back and see how it all worked for the good.
Share how God knows what He is doing - He has a "recipe" in mind for your lives and you just need to trust Him and follow His "recipe". When you do, you will be able to see how it all worked together for your good. Challenge your grandchildren when they eat cookies to always remember God has a "recipe" for their lives; He has a purpose for each "ingredient" and knows the exact correct amount of time for them to "bake". Encourage them to remember and trust God - especially when they do not understand what is happening in their lives.
Enjoy your cookies and consider having your grandchildren take a plate with some cookies on it to share with a neighbor.
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