Year 2, Winter: Lesson 12
What we learned today
Big Idea: God is powerful
Elisha’s Miracles: 2 Kings 4v1–7, 38–44. God works through Elisha in powerful ways to provide for His people.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: Remember and Celebrate
Feast of Harvest: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Abundant Provision
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
There are seven festivals that were celebrated by the Israelite people: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Feast of Harvest, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths).
The feast of Harvest is also called Pentecost. Pentecost, which means “50 days,” was celebrated exactly 50 days after Passover and recognized when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai.
During this festival, the Israelites celebrated a season of gladness and thanked God for abundantly providing for their physical and spiritual needs—including a way into relationship with Him.
Connect as a family
Take a few moments around the dinner table to remember and celebrate all that God has done in your family’s life. Thank Him for the many things that we often expect or take for granted, like food, clothing, and the roof over our heads. Remind your children that everything we have comes from God. Ask them to list some things they’re thankful for. Then together read Psalm 100.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What are some of the things this passage says about God?
What is your favorite thing about God?
How can we remember and celebrate the things God has done for us?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God’s Abundant Provision 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), God loves and cares for you. He is your provider.