Read Matthew 1:19 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Would it bother you if someone thought you were picking your nose when you were really just scratching it?
Parent Note: It can be hard to not care what other people think. Joseph struggled with this after learning Mary was pregnant. He loved her and believed that she hadn’t done anything wrong, but other people would think awful things about them for the situation they were in. If God has asked us to do something that other people don’t like or think is weird, they are entitled to their opinion, but we don’t have to agree with them.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for Your plan for me.
I know that Your way is the best, no matter what others may think.
Help me to be faithful like Joseph and follow Your will.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.