Parents, because it's Sanctity of Life Sunday this weekend, here's a short, simple devotion to do with your kids. Start by showing this picture above or others like it. ASK: What is this a picture of?
SAY: This is a picture of a baby at only 10 weeks old.
ASK: Is this a real person? How do you know? What parts of the baby can you see?
READ: Psalm 139:13-14 which says, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
SAY: God made each of us very unique. He knew us before we were even alive. He made us wonderful and special.
ASK: What does it mean that God "KNIT ME" together in my mother's womb (or tummy)?
SAY: Knitting takes awhile. It takes time. It's a very intricate process.
SHOW: If you have a homemade quilt or blanket ... TELL them who made it and how it took time.
SAY: When God thought about making you (and every person in the world) He had a special plan for your life. He had a specific way he wanted to design you. Each of us is uniquely made by God. No two people are alike. Every single person has qualities that make him or her unique, different, and special.
ASK: What makes you unique from your brothers, sisters, or friends?
SAY: Your outside makes you unique: like your hair, your eyes, and your nose. And your inside makes you unique too. That's what makes you, you! It's your personality, what you like to do and what you don't like to do, what you're good at, and not so good at. From the inside out, God made you different than anyone else for a reason. Not so that you could stand out in a crowd and show off your uniqueness but that you could play a part in something much bigger than yourself.
SAY: God knit you together for a reason. No one else has the same combination of looks and talents and abilities that you have. This shows just how infinitely creative our God really is! He loves you and made you to point others to Him!
PRAY: Thank you God for making each one of us ... Thank you for knitting us together in our mommy's tummy. Help us to honor you by caring for every single person you made. We love you. In Jesus' name, Amen.
(Optional) Make snowflakes together and talk about how each one is created different and special!