Lesson Learned:  Jesus gives us rest.

Materials Needed:  pillows, blankets, stuffed animal

Bible Verse:
Matthew 11:28-29
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

Talking Points:   God gives us rest when we feel tired or worried.  We can always go to God and tell Him when we are feeling worn out and that we have too much going on. If you are playing with friends and you don’t like how they are playing or if you are having a hard time sharing your toys, pray to Jesus and He can help you find peace and not be anxious and worry.  Jesus can give you rest when you need it.

Questions:  Do you ever feel tired or anxious? When?  What did you want to do when you felt tired/worried/anxious? Did you know that you can always tell God you are tired and need rest and He will help you find it?

Activity: Make up a bed with the pillows and blankets for your child to put their stuffed animal.  “Practice” praying with the stuffed animal before going to bed, just like you probably do before your child goes to sleep.

Prayer:  Dear God, You can give us rest for our souls.  Please help us not be anxious and always find our rest in You! Amen!

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