Welcome Spring with this family devotions idea from Ministry to Children.com. This idea comes from Kristin Charles. Its a treasure hunt and it fits with this month’s Live it Out challenge for Jesus sightings! Enjoy the warm weather and each other!
Grab a camera and binoculars and/or a magnifying glass and hunt for signs of new life. Photograph your findings. Look for perennials poking up through the ground, buds on the trees, and insects crawling in the dirt. Look and listen for birds, streams of rushing water, and tadpoles turning into frogs. Print the pictures for a photo album, scrapbook, or spring photo display. **If you send them to me with your permission I will post them here!**
Discuss 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Unpack what our hearts and lives look like without Christ – dead and without hope in the world. Talk about how Christ died so that we might live. When we invite Him to be a part of our lives, He gives us new life in Him. Share your story of Jesus sightings with your children. Discuss how Christ made your life new. Challenge yourself and them to live as new creations, living for God and loving others.
Brainstorm a New Life Treasure Hunt of your own, that includes characteristics of a new life in Christ. For example, “We will use our words to encourage. We will help one another. We will forgive, as Jesus forgave.” Celebrate each treasure that you find in one another!