This week CommunityKids learned about God separating the Red Sea so that His people could cross the sea on dry land and escape from Pharaoh and his army.
Exodus records God dramatically saving His people in a miraculous way. Everything was timed perfectly. The sea parted so His people could cross over on dry land. God fought the battle for His people! They were so grateful! They sang, danced and rejoiced! At least for a little while, until they became hungry. This is difficult to admit, but we’re just like that in our own walk with God. God is always working for us, showing us mercy and saving us. And we rejoice when that is evident, but then we begin grumbling again. It’s only by faith that we can follow Him, and we even have to ask for more of that. So, ask God today to increase your faith so that no matter what happens, you will know that He is with you and that He will take care of you. We have an incredibly merciful, patient and loving God! Right now, thank Him for being so faithful to you!
“Moses sang, ‘Lord, who is like You? You are majestic and holy. You do wonderful miracles.’” Exodus 15:11
Here are some ideas for you to do with your children this week at home or at Community Group:
Cover the kitchen counter or table with plastic, and pull out the shaving cream! Spread the shaving cream like it’s water and then have fun making a path through the shaving cream. Walk toy people through the clear area. Talk about the way God parted the Red Sea in our Bible story.
Make “chariot wheels” out of round crackers. You can add cheese, carrots, lunch meat, olives or cream cheese. Talk about who rode on horses and chariots in the Bible story. Ask your child, “Did God save His people from the chariots of the mean king’s army?”
After Moses and God’s people made it through the Red Sea, they had a big party! They sang their praise to God for what He had done for them! Praise God for the things He has done for you and your family! Speak those things out loud to God! Sing “God is so Good” together. Make up some of your own verses and sing to God about what He has done for you.
- Here is a coloring page about crossing the Red Sea