FOR KIDS: (June 27-July 3) 1 Kings 17-19, "Hearing the Voice of the Lord"
The people during this time were struggling with worshipping idols. They killed almost all of the prophets. Elijah was still alive and was afraid for his life. The Lord wanted to show Elijah that He didn’t appear in worldly ways as idols may appear to do.
Have your child color while you read about Elijah.
In 1 Kings 19:11-12 it says,
“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind, and earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”
Talk about how you have heard the Lord in your life. President Nelson has repeatedly asked us to figure out how we hear Him.
Ask if they can remember and “hear in their mind” the voice of a cartoon character they have watched recently. Ask if they can hear the voice of the bishop, or a family member. Can they imagine the voice of the prophet? Can they remember a time when they felt the spirit?
How can you as a family become more familiar with the voice of the Lord?
Optional Activity: Go outside, and have your child listen to the different sounds going on. What do they hear? Have them draw pictures on the back of the paper of the sounds they hear.
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