Bible Texts:

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15


Children's Bible Story sources:

"God watches over the Israelites," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.80

"Manna, Quail and Water," Spark Story Bible, p.90

"Quails and manna," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.59

"Something to Drink, Something to Eat," The Early Reader's Bible, p.99

"Moses in the Desert," The Usborne Children's Bible, p.38

"Food from Heaven," The Lion Bible for Children, p.255-257

"Food from Heaven," The Beginner's Bible, p.116


Children's Story Resources

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Chester is nervous and scared about starting school. He would rather stay at home with his mother and play with his toys and his friends. His mother teaches him that he can go anywhere and do anything, reminded of his mother's love by his kissing hand."


How these stories are connected:  The promise of love and care from parents and God helps people through challenges, through trying times, and through their fear. These stories focus on the power of love, care, provision, and promise to help people endure and step out in faith.


Questions about The Kissing Hand:

     Why didn't Chester want to go to school?
     What did his mother give him? How did that help him?
     Why did Chester give his mother a kissing hand?


Questions about the Bible story:

    What does your family give you that helps you?

    Why or how does that help you?

    What does God give you that helps you?


Questions about our lives:

     What are you afraid of?

     What helps you when you are afraid? 



Dear God, please give us the things we need to help us grow in faith and love. Teach us to be kind and helpful to other people. Amen.