Read Numbers 21:9 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever daydreamed in class and your teacher calls on you for an answer?
Parent Note: When God sent the poisonous snakes in response to the Israelites' complaining, He did it as punishment for their behavior and as a way to snap them back into reality. They served an all-powerful, loving God who has provided for their every need as they wandered through the wilderness. How could they possibly question God's motives? Had He not shown them His love for them through His miraculous provision? Sometimes people are reminded of how much they need God when they are in a desperate situation. Being bitten by a poisonous snake put the people's lives in danger, which brought them back to God. It gave them perspective on their situation and brought them back to reality.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for leading Israel, and thank You for leading us today.
Help us to follow You.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.