Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Family Devotion

These initial devotions were written for the Feeding Faithful Families classes in 2006-2007The over all theme was The Word.

Jesus is the Way
Scripture Reading - John 14:1-7

 1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going." 
5Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
 6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

Thought of the Day

There is a lot in the world that we don’t know. We can try to answer all sorts of questions about the world and about God, but it can be hard to know what is true or right. But this Bible passage answers all those questions for us. Jesus tells us not to worry or let our hearts be troubled. We have been given the way for all things: Jesus is our Way. Jesus is our Truth. Jesus is our Life. With him all things are possible and we can know the Father. Even when we don’t know something we can always rest assured in the faith that Jesus is the Way and has gone before us. We even get a room of our own!

Family Discussion Questions
1. What does it mean to you that Jesus is the Way? The Way to what?

2. Jesus says that God's house has many rooms. What would your room look like in God’s house?(If time, draw a picture of what you’d like your room to look like.)

Dear Jesus, 
When life seems hard and we have more questions than we can answer help us to remember that you are the Way and the Truth and the Life.  When we remember this it is easier t feel safe and loved.  Thank y ou for coming to Earth ad showing us the way to God the Father.  Amen. 

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