What we learned today
Big idea: God is the one true God
Moses leads: Exodus 3—12; 13v17; 15, The Egyptian Pharaoh refuses to free God’s people from slavery, so God shows the Egyptians that He is the one true God by sending 10 plagues. Pharaoh finally lets the people go, and God led leads them out of Egypt to journey to the Promised Land. On the way, God parts the Red Sea to bring the Israelites safely to the other side.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God's care is wonderful.
Manna in the desert: Exodus 16, When the Israelites complain about their hunger, God sends bread from heaven each day.
Did you know?
The word manna comes from the question God’s people asked the first morning they saw it: “What is it?”
Manna came with the dew each morning and was white and flakey. It was especially nutritious and able to sustain an adult for an entire day’s journey.
Preparing the manna into bread consisted of pounding the sweet, honey-like flakes and baking or boiling them into cakes.
Connect as a family
Before sharing a meal together, remind your children that God provides food for your family. Thank God together for the food He gives. Read Exodus 16 with your children, which is the biblical account of God’s people receiving provision in the form of manna. After you’ve read, ask your children to tell you their favorite part of this passage, and then share with them your favorite part.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
How did God care for the people of Israel in the wilderness?
How do you think the people felt when they saw the food from heaven that God provided?
How do you know that God cares for you?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Is with Us into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you trust that God will care for you. His care is always wonderful.