Read Exodus 32:1 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: The pizza you ordered is 15 minutes late. Should you give up waiting and eat dry cereal from the box?
Parent Note: Dry cereal is no substitute for pizza fresh from the oven. Being patient can be difficult. After 40 days, the Israelites decided they were done waiting for Moses to come back down the mountain with word from the one true God on how they should live their lives. They decided that Moses wasn't going to come back, so they should create their own god to serve. Sometimes it seems like it takes God forever to answer our prayers. God answers our prayers at the perfect time, we just have to have faith that He has heard us and that He is working on it. We have wait patiently for God's perfect timing. Taking matters into our own hands will not bring the same result God is capable of providing.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for Your perfect timing.
Even if I feel frustrated, I know that Your way is perfect.
Help me trust you while I wait patiently.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.