Read Jonah 1:12 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What might happen if you don’t study for a test?
Parent Note: We could get lucky and pass, but more than likely, we would fail. That’s a pretty obvious consequence for not doing something we know we should. Jonah had hoped that God would find someone else to go to Nineveh, but when he saw the terrible storm, he knew that God sent it because of his disobedience.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for not giving up on me.
I know that even when I mess up, You’re there to pick me up and forgive me.
Help me to obey Your plans for me, even when they’re difficult or hard to understand.
We ask these things in in Jesus' name, Amen.