Read Matthew 4:20, 22 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: If your parents offered to take you to your favorite amusement park, would you have to think about it first?
Parent Note: Your child probably doesn’t first think about the consequences or what they’ll be missing while they are gone, they know they want to go, and there is no hesitation in their response. That’s how the disciples responded to meeting the Messiah. In their minds, they didn’t know who this man was, but their hearts and souls recognized His power and love. To that, there was only one rational response: Drop everything and follow Him.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You calling me to follow You.
I know that Your way is the best, and it leads to everlasting life.
Please help me to love Your plans more than I love my own.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.