Bible Texts:

 Exodus 14:1-30

 

Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Crossing of the Red Sea," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.78-79

"The Red Sea," Spark Story Bible, p.84

"Crossing the Red Sea," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.57

"Going Out of Egypt," The Early Reader's Bible, p.91

"Moses Leads his People out of Egypt," The Usborne Children's Bible, p.33

"A Miraculous Crossing," The Lion Bible for Children, p.294

"The Red Sea," The Beginner's Bible, p.111

 

Children's Story Resources

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, Stellaluna finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. But swallowing food that crawls is just one of the amazing things this little bat must learn to do. As she adapts to the habits of her new family, she learns about life and friendship.

 

How these stories are connected: Some of the stories in the Bible are frightening. Stellaluna helps children learn that scary situations can turn around if there is someone beside you. Moses served God’s people in a similar way when they were forced to cross the Red Sea.

 

Questions about Stellaluna:

     How did Stellaluna get lost from her mother?

     Was she afraid?            

     Who took care of Stellaluna when her mother was gone? How?

     Was she still afraid?            

     How did Stellaluna adjust to her new family?

     Did that make her a bird? Why not?

     What happened in the end and how did Stellaluna feel?

 

Questions about the Bible story:

     Who were Moses and the people running from? Why?            

     Were they afraid? Why?            

     What did Moses tell them when they were scared?

     What happened in the end?

     How did the people feel once they had crossed the sea?

 

Questions about our lives:

     How can you trust God when you are scared?

     What can you do? 

 

Prayer

Dear God, thank you  for being our God. Keep us safe and take care of us, especially when we are scared. Thank you for the people around us who remind us not to be afraid. Amen.