Read Exodus 16:1 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: If the only way to get to your favorite amusement park was to take a week-long bus ride, would you still want to go?
Parent Note: Most of us would suffer through the long bus journey for an opportunity to have fun at an amusement park. It may not be the fastest, most comfortable mode of transportation, but a bus would get us to where we want to go. The Israelites faced a long journey across the desert to get to the land God had promised to their ancestors. It would not be a fun journey, but the destination made it worth the effort.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, You for delivering Your people.
I know that You are as faithful now as You were then.
Help me to be thankful for Your plans for me.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.