Hello, everyone! This is September’s Week 2 lesson of “Son of Laughter” which is found on pages 56-61 of your copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.
Children: To review, please read the story out loud to an adult or out loud by yourself and check out all the pictures.
If you were asked to count all the stars in the sky, like God asked Abraham, what would be your first reaction? My guess is that you would say “Impossible!” And it would be! Even more impossible was that God promised Abraham and Sarah that He would make their family really big with more people than stars in the sky! In order to have a family, they would have to have a baby. At their age? Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 years old. They had already been waiting for a baby for FORTY years! What is the longest that you have waited for something that you really, really wanted?
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Adults: This story of “Son of Laughter” is biblically referenced in Genesis 12-21.
Abraham is traditionally considered to be the first Jew and the first to have made a covenant with God. Because Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all recognize Abraham as their first prophet, those three religions are also called the Abrahamic religions. He is the traditional founder of the Jewish nation, spiritual ancestor of Christians, and a major Islamic prophet.
Side thought - What would you do if you were 90 years old, and God told you that you were going to have a son? Laughter would not be my first response.
This week’s prayer: I can trust God no matter what, but I must remember to be patient, Amen.
Goodbye for now!
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