In April, I am picking a relevant scripture each week to focus on. My conversations with my kids will be about the scripture, and bonus! – I’ve picked a craft to help us (and you!) talk through spiritual things.
Don’t forget – you’re the primary influencer in your kids’ lives, so be intentional about sharing God’s truths with them! I’d love to hear if you have success with these. Share in the comments!
This week, we’re going to make a paper plate craft of a rainbow, which can come after a storm. Something simple like the one from the Glued to My Crafts Blog, involving favorite activities gluing, cutting, stapling, and rifling in mommy’s bathroom.
You can see the one we made below – we wanted to remember other promises God has made to us, so I helped my daughter think of some from Scripture to add to the rainbow rays.
The scripture focus this week, along the “April Showers” theme, is:
I will place my rainbow in the clouds, and it will become a guarantee of the covenant between me and the earth. (Genesis 9:13, NET)
The rainbow is a symbol of the promise God made to never destroy the earth with a flood again. The Noah story is a good reminder that our sin does require a punishment; God is just and holy. But, God’s mercy is overflowing like the flood! He provides His very self to cover our punishment for sin! Just as Noah’s family was saved through the ark, we are saved through Jesus’s sacrifice.
For more info about the Noahic covenant, check out this article.