April 20 // God is our helper.

Read Exodus 17:11-12 out loud with your family.

 

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

 

Q: Have you ever heard of professional athletes not washing part of their uniforms after winning a game? 

 

Parent Note: This is an act of silly superstition. So why did Moses keep his arms raised throughout the entire battle? There was no superstition attached to this action at all. Each time Moses acted on behalf of the Lord, he used his staff. Moses kept his arms raised, holding his staff, to remind the Israelites of all the miraculous works they had seen God do for them. Keeping his staff raised in the air provided the Israelite soldiers with an object of encouragement to focus on and give them courage to continue their fight against their enemy. Seeing that staff helped them remember that God has been with them before, and surely He was with them during the battle. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

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

 

Dear Lord, thank You for helping Your people succeed.
I know that You will help me whenever I ask.
Help me to remember that I can depend on You.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.