Read Exodus 32:4 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: You gave a friend a great Christmas present but couldn't afford to get him a birthday gift. How do you react when he stops talking to you?
Parent Note: How rude! The Israelites' behavior was unbelievably awful. Two months after God saved them from slavery, they had created their own false god to worship. Fortunately, the way we would react in such a situation is not how God reacts. While in the situation with our friend, we might wish we hadn't given this friend a gift in the first place, God doesn't ever want to take back blessings He has given to us. There are consequences for our actions, but God never stops loving us and wanting to bless us. There is nothing we can do that will make God regret creating us, blessing us, or loving us. From before God created the universe, He knew we would exist, and He knew He would love us.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for Your blessings.
I know that there is nothing I can do to outrun Your love for me.
Help me be patient and satisfied with Your blessings.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.