I love using nature and science to teach spiritual truths to my kids. I find it really helpful when there is a natural event that applies directly to teaching my kids. And this eclipse is perfect in so many ways!
Set aside all the end times prophesy fulfillment for a moment. While I certainly find some of it suspiciously significant, and while I am not entirely opposed to teaching my kids about end times prophesy, I think this occasion offers much more for the little ones.
So, I’ve done the heavy lifting for you and prepared three short devotionals for your kids and mine. Pick one or two or use all three in the days leading up to and following the eclipse and make it an opportunity to gently lead your children closer to their Heavenly Father!
My Future’s So Bright, I’ve Gotta Wear Shades
Want to look at the sun during an eclipse? Well, you better have some shades! And regular sunglasses won’t do the trick! We need special sunglasses just for the eclipse! If we look at the sun without those glasses, we could burn our retinas and end up going blind!
Did you know that a long time ago, a certain man encountered God. But when he did, God told him to hide behind a rock or God’s glory would kill him!
(Read Exodus 33:17-23)
The very appearance of God would kill him! Can you imagine? The sun in all its full glory won’t kill you, even if looking right at it would blind you!
How much brighter than the sun do you think God must be?
That man was Moses, and so God showed Himself to Moses… but carefully, while Moses hid so that God’s overwhelming presence could be tolerated by a human. As we go out to look at the eclipse, most of the sun’s brightness won’t be visible to us, but we still have to be careful and wear our solar eclipse glasses! And while we do, let’s think about God and how much more Light He must be!
I hope you and your family enjoy these! Tell me what your kids think in the comments below!
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