Matthew 6:24-34, Luke 12:22-31
"The Sermon on the Mount," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.214
"Do Not Worry," Spark Story Bible, p.226
"Do not worry,” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.273
“The Sermon on the Mountain,” The Usborne Children's Bible, p.97
“Jesus Teaches on a Mountain”, The Beginner's Bible, p.318
George finds Martha walking a tightrope and expresses his concerns about the safety of the activity causing Martha to lose her confidence. George realizes his mistake and quickly changes his tune to restore her faith.
How these stories are connected: When we worry, we doubt ourselves. We can become afraid and hesitant. We can trust God and ourselves to do the things that are right.
Questions about The Tightrope:
Why did Martha lose her confidence?
How did George restore Martha’s confidence?
Did Martha always have the talent to walk the tightrope?
Questions about the Bible story:
Why don’t the birds and the flowers worry?
How does God provide for the birds and the flowers?
Can we trust God to take care of us as well?
Questions about our lives:
What kinds of things do you worry about sometimes?
Who can help you to stop worrying?
Dear God, please help us to not worry. We know how important we are to you. Please help us to trust you will take care of us. Amen.