Family Disciple Me responds to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

It Starts with a Conversation with our Loved Ones During Quarantine

Death

First, Seek Him...

Many people are dying in this pandemic. We all feel the concern of it, if not the direct impact. As tensions rise, train your heart for God’s perspective about the shadow of death. And, as this pandemic corresponds with Good Friday and Easter, remember that death wasn’t the end of Jesus’ story – and, when we believe in Him, it’s not the end of ours, either! Seek Him!

...Then Speak Him

Probe the hearts of your kids about their fears. Don’t introduce the fear of death, but gently guide the conversation to see if it’s there. You may be surprised to hear what they’re thinking. Give them space to talk about what they need to talk about. Then remind them of Jesus’ resurrection and the hope this brings us. Speak Him!

Psalm 23:4 ESV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

WORD:  God, what are You saying to me?  

The “shadow of death” is covering the whole world during the coronavirus pandemic. It is frightening to look at the statistics and see the projections. However, instead of being paralyzed by fear, God wants His people to “walk” through the valley of death’s shadow. He wants us to live, knowing He is with us everywhere we go. How does this encourage you? How does He want you to “walk” with Him today?

WHY:  God, why does this Scripture matter?  

During this pandemic, many people are dying and even more people are afraid of dying. None of us wants to die, but when we live for Jesus, we don’t have to live in fear of death. Is this something any of us needs to talk about? It’s okay if everybody is good, but let’s make sure we talk if anyone needs to.

WHAT: God, what else does Your Word say to me about this?  

Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die (John 11:25 NIV). This statement is the foundation of our salvation and walk with Jesus. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not die but have eternal life.” Do you believe in Jesus? Do you know what this means? How does eternal life affect your view of death? 

 WORSHIP: God, how do You want me to respond to this truth?  

God promises that there is coming a day when there will be no more dying. His Word says, He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain…” (Revelation 21:4). Sad things will be gone forever. Isn’t that amazing? It’s kind of hard to imagine, but let’s talk about what that will be like. How does this fill you with hope in Jesus today?

 

Psalm 23:4 ESV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

A Family Blessing

 

Lord God, thank You for giving us “victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). Help us to walk with You through the shadows of death and live for You in victory every day of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

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