The verse you will be working with your child on this week is Luke 3:5.
“The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. ”
- A toy car
- A crooked “road” drawn on a sheet of construction paper
- A straight “road” drawn on a sheet of construction paper
- Say the verse above with your tot. We suggest that you print the verse off and use it every morning with your calendar time. If you don’t do calendar time still say the verse each morning with your tot before you begin tot school.
- Follow the cues given in this devotional.
Talk with your child about the following:
We’ve been talking about all of the ways that we get around this week. We’ve learned a little bit about boats, planes, trains, and cars. Normally when we go places we get there by taking our car, don’t we? We’re going to use a little toy car to talk about our memory verse today.
I have here two roads that I drew on construction paper for you. I am going to give you a toy car and I want you to drive on the roads for me. First I want to give you this curvy road that I drew. I want you to keep the car on the road for me and get all the way from the bottom of the paper to the top of it, but you have to stay on the road, OK? Good job! It took a little bit of time to get from the bottom to the top on the curvy road, didn’t it?
Now let’s try this one. It’s straight. I want you to take your car and stay on the road from bottom to top. Ok, go! Good job! It was a little easier to stay on the straight road, wasn’t it? There weren’t any curves, just one way to go.
Our verse today talks about crooked roads, which are really curvy roads, and straight roads. In the verse Jesus tells us he will make all the crooked roads in front of us straight. Now that doesn’t mean that He will really come down and change the road we are driving on! What it means is that when something we hear is hard to understand, God will make it clearer to us. All we have to do is ask Him to help us. God wants to help us, and He wants us to grow closer to Him. Let’s pray and ask God to help us understand all the things he tells us.
Dear Father, thank you so much for helping us see things better. Sometimes the things we hear in your word are hard to understand, but we know that you will help us if we ask you. Be with us as we study and learn your word together, and help us to understand all that you tell us in it. In your name we pray, Amen.
Questions to ask:
- You may want to review last weeks questions with your tot
- What does God say He’ll do to crooked roads? Make them straight
- Will God help us understand His word if we ask Him? Yes!