May 15 // Family is a gift.

Read Ruth 1:7 out loud with your family.

 

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

 

Q: Why do you think brides in China wear red instead of white?   

 

Parent Note: In Chinese culture, white is typically used at funerals and is a color of mourning, but red is the color of celebration. While red often is a color used at celebrations in America, white is used for decorations and dresses at weddings. This is just one small example of how cultures can be different. In addition, women’s roles and responsibilities are different between cultures and have changed over time, too. At the time of this story, women typically were not educated and were not allowed to have jobs. So when their fathers or husbands died, they were left without a way to provide for themselves. Women had to rely on their extended family members to survive. This is what happened to Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah. 

 

Pray this out loud together:

Dear Lord, thank you for family.
I know that they are a blessing You use to take care of me.
Help me to be a blessing to my family like they are to me.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.