April 2 // God uses all things.

Read Matthew 27:66 out loud with your family.

 

Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.

 

Q: Someone took the last cookie. Which would work better to prove you didn’t take it: your word or video? 

 

Parent Note: Video would be much more convincing than our word that we didn’t take the last cookie. Witnesses are also good. Perhaps someone saw what you were doing at the time the cookie was taken, or maybe someone saw who did take the last cookie. The religious leaders’ distrust of Jesus’ followers led them to install unbiased witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection. Having guards at the tomb meant that no one could have stolen Jesus’ body, which gives proof that it happened as described in the Bible. God can use all things for good! 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

 

Dear Lord, thank You for the miracle of Easter.
You displayed Your power and love through Jesus’s burial and resurrection.
Help me to be a witness to others of the good things You have done!
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.