Jealous is an interesting word to use to describe God.
We are told not to be jealous and yet, God is jealous. God is jealous for you and for me … and it’s not a bad thing. It actually is really, really good. In one of the very first stories in the Bible, we see God wanting us to belong only to Him. In the beginning, in Genesis, God shows us that He wants friendship through the life of a man named Adam. He created us for friendship with Him and although He doesn’t need me or you to make things happen, He misses us when we walk away from Him. God is jealous for each of us and in return, He wants us to love Him with all our heart, soul, strength and mind.
3 years old – Grade 1
Gently stroke your child’s hands and pray: “Heavenly Father, thank you for this child. Thank you for sending Jesus to pay everything and redeem him/her. I know believe You that You have great plans for him/her. Help us both to trust You with everything we have because you mean everything to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Kindergarten - Grade 5
Place your hands on your child’s head and pray: “Heavenly Father, thank you for this child. Thank you for sending Jesus to pay everything and redeem him/her. Thank You for the beautiful way you are growing him/her to love You. Help him/her to trust You with everything and for everything in his/her future. Help me to be the parent you want me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.