Day 7 Bumps in the Night

Family Devotions

The Children of God

Today's memory verse: "From the lips of infants and children you have ordained praise..." (Psalm 8:2a)

Why do things always seem to be scarier at night?

Most of the time we don't even notice the sounds that surround us in the daytime. We do not hear the dogs barking or the trees rustling in the wind. But at night the dog noises make us think of wild animals and the wind makes the trees seem to moooan.

What other sounds do you hear at night?

How do you feel when the sun finally comes up?

Jesus is like the sunrise. Because He loves us, we have no reason to be afraid. Can you remember stories in the Bible where God, or an angel messenger, or Jesus Himself, said, "Fear not!"

We can get lost even in familiar places at night, but we have a clear view of the same path in the daytime. The Bible says we were once walking in darkness but now we ARE light in the Lord:

"Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord" (Ephesians 5:8-10).

Talk about it:

Make a list of what it means to walk in the dark and what it means to be the light. Share your list with your family at dinner and talk about how you can encourage each other to "live as children of light" each day.