You can choose joy when life gets hard.
In week three, we jump over to Acts 16:16-40 and find two more early followers of Jesus: Paul and Silas. After being arrested, they could have given up their calling to share Jesus’ love with others. However, they had resilience even in the middle of this challenging situation. They bounced back and decided to worship God, right there in jail! And when the time came, the Holy Spirit gave them the right words at the right time to help the jailer and his family start a relationship with Jesus.
You can choose joy when life gets hard. We will all face times when life is hard; how we respond to those situations matters. We may not be happy about what we face, but we can still trust that God can help us get through it. That can give us joy. And we hope that kids start to understand that when they choose joy, they can point others to Jesus.