April 4 // No need to fear.

Read Matthew 28:10 out loud with your family.

 

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

 

Q: The first thing Jesus said to the women was “Do not be afraid.” Why would they be afraid? 

 

Parent Note: These women saw Jesus crucified. They saw His dead body pulled down from the cross. They saw His lifeless body wrapped in cloths and put into a tomb. He was dead, and now He stood before them on the road wishing them a good morning. That’s not a normal thing to encounter, and it’s likely that people in such a situation would feel fearful. But this was Jesus, and there was nothing to fear. He had done something wonderful, and He wanted to share it with His disciples. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

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

 

Dear Lord, thank You for casting out fear.
I know that with You in my heart, I have no reason to be afraid.
Help me to trust You when I feel scared.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.