Read Matthew 14:25 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever participated in an obstacle course?
Parent Note: Obstacle courses usually are a series of physical challenges meant to test agility. Sometimes they are really tough, and people get tripped up trying to complete them. There is no obstacle to Christ's power. He created this world, and nothing in it will stop Him from accomplishing His goals. In this story, not even a deep lake, wind, and wild waves would stop Him from reaching His disciples who were afraid and in trouble.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for being unstoppable.
I know that I can trust You, because You made the world and everything in it.
Please help me to look to You when I feel like I’m stuck in the middle of a bad situation.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.