Read Matthew 26:38 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Do you think Jesus can relate to the problems you face in your life?
Parent Note: Jesus lived so long ago, and He's God, so how can He possibly understand what it's like to be human today? Jesus gave up His life in heaven to live on Earth as a human man. While He may not understand what it's like to be bullied on Facebook, He does know what it is like to be persecuted, taunted, and hurt emotionally and physically. In His life on Earth, He experienced every emotion we face today, both good and bad. We can always seek comfort and guidance from Jesus in times of trouble, because He has experienced life.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for understanding my feelings.
I know that when I feel hurt, I can remember that Jesus did too.
Help me to be comforted by You.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.