Nature Corner: Egret Babies
The egret is a tall slender water bird. It catches fish by standing in low water, waiting patiently for fish to pass, then it pierces the fish with its sharp beak. Like other birds, it brings food back for its babies to eat. The egret builds its nest up high in the trees that are on small islands, so other animals cannot get to them. The little babies wait eagerly for their next meal.
One sad observation scientists have made about egret babies is that no matter how much food is available, the babies are still prone to fight each other. Do you fight with your brother or sister? It makes God sad because he wants you as brothers and sisters to help each other, not hurt each other. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God in Christ has forgiven you." Don't be like the baby egrets and keep fighting. Remember, that Jesus wants us to be nice and loving to each other.
Memory Mastery: God's Special Book
We have been learning interesting facts about God's special book, the Bible. Grab a Bible and listen along. Then, see if you can answer these questions below.
Mission Helper: A Walk in the Park
Dorota is originally from Poland, but she lives in Ireland now. One day, Dorota walked in the park with her daughter. She heard a woman talking in Polish and the woman heard Dorota talking in Polish to her daughter. The three women stopped and said hello. The kind woman invited Dorota to study the Bible and go to church on Sabbath. She introduced her to the Hope Channel on TV. Dorota had always loved God, but now she was finally learning more about the Bible and Jesus. She decided to be baptized and follow Jesus forever.
Bible Story: King David is Kind
Reference: 2 Samuel 9
David missed Jonathan his friend and asked Saul's servant Ziba if there was anyone left of the family of Saul to which David could show kindness. Ziba found Mephibosheth, Jonathan's son, who was lame. David brought Mephibosheth to his home to live and took care of him.
Our prayer verse is Ephesians 4:32, which says, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving on another." David showed kindness to Saul's family, even though Saul was very mean to him. Do you show kindness to others when they are mean to you?
Dear Father God, Give me a heart of kindness for everyone, even for those who are mean to me. In Jesus' Name, Amen
Let's play an exercise game called Bible Fitness. I will read a verse and we will all do the action mentioned in that verse till I find the next verse. Ready? Listen carefully.
Every Part Matters
Moving around sure is lots of fun. What body parts outside and inside help us move around when we march or run? (Get ideas.) You know, if we didn't have toes we would not be able to balance correctly to stay upright. Our brain sends signals to our muscles so that they know exactly when they need to lift our legs up and put them down. Our heart works really hard when we move around. It sends blood to our muscles, so that our muscle cells get the oxygen and food they need to work. Yes, all of our body actually is working together to make it possible for us to move however we want. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 12:25, "God wanted the different parts [of the body] to care the same for each other." Our body is all connected and interdependent. If one part hurts, it keeps us from being able to do lots of things. If everything is healthy and well, we can do lots of things.
8 Special Laws
If we take care of our bodies, we will have the energy and strength to do all that God asks us to do. Do you know how to take care of the body that God gave you? Follow my actions as I share with you 8 ways to keep your body well.
As a family, which health laws do you think we do well at? Which ones do we need to work on? Let's pick one that we all will focus on together and decide how we will do it this month.