Ready, Set, Move July (Elementary)
God can help you find joy.
In week 2, we catch up with Paul in Acts 16:16-40. Paul and his traveling companion, Silas, were arrested for causing a commotion while trying to help a person in need. In jail, they could have given up their calling to share Jesus’ love with others. However, even in the middle of this difficult situation, they showed the power of faith and ended up showing joy! They sang worship songs to God, right there in prison. After an earthquake, the Holy Spirit gave them the right words at the right time to help the jailer and his family start a relationship with Jesus.
God can help you find joy. We might not ever face a challenge like Paul and Silas experienced, but throughout life we’ll understand that things can sometimes get tough. From not making the team to struggling in a class at school, kids of all ages struggle with what it means to have joy during difficult situations. Through this lesson, we pray that kids will start to discover that joy isn’t something that they need to figure out on their own. They can trust God to help them choose joy no matter what.