Read Matthew 10:2-4 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Why do you think Jesus chose those twelve men?
Parent Note: God never does anything without a purpose, so no, Jesus didn’t randomly choose His disciples. However, He could have. There were two main reasons Jesus had disciples. First, to learn from Him, observe His power, and spread the Gospel after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Second, to show that Jesus can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. We don’t have to be perfect or especially pious for Jesus to do something wonderful through us; all we need to do is answer when He calls. So really, He could have walked down the lake shore that day and chose the first 12 people He came across, and His disciples would have been just as successful.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for choosing me to be a part of Your plan.
I know that when I obey You, amazing things will happen.
Please help me to recognize Your voice, and answer when You call on me.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.