Read Nehemiah 2:2 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: How can you tell if someone is sad?
Parent Note: Besides seeing someone cry, it is possible to tell if someone is sad. There are some vague signs that can help tip us off, such as suddenly becoming more quiet than usual and the expressions on their faces. When we see a friend who seems sad, we should ask if they would like to talk about it or ask if there is anything we can do to help.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
God, thank You for being a God who is thoughtful and caring.
Please help me to be thoughtful and caring for the people around me.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.