Needed: A yearly calendar with monthly pages.
Show the children your calendar and ask, What month is it?
Do you think this is the time of year when we plant crops or when we harvest crops? Harvesting.
And why do we harvest crops? To eat them!
What if we didn't have any crops to harvest? What if bugs came through all our farm fields and ate all the food before we could harvest it? Then what would happen to us? We might go hungry!
Flip through the calendar and say, You know, sometimes we have a good harvest and sometimes something happens to give us a not so good harvest. Just like in life; sometimes we're having a great time and everything is going good, and sometimes things don't go very well for us.
But do you know what stays the same no matter what?
God's love for us. God always loves us, no matter if things are going good or if they're going bad. And He is always with us. He's given us His Holy Spirit to live inside of us and to help us in the good times and the bad times.
(Read Joel 2:23-29.)
So no matter what is happening in our life, God's Spirit is always with us to help us. God's Holy Spirit inside of us can make us strong and brave and ready to face any problems we have and do anything we have to do.
Let's pray about that.
Sample prayer: Father God, we thank You for giving us Your Holy Spirit and for always being with us, in the good times and in the bad times, to help us and to make us strong for You. In Jesus' name, and through the power of the Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.
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