April 19, 2020 - 10:30am
“Good Morning Kids! God tells us he will never leave us, He will Always be with us. Let’s explore than a bit more this morning” - Lisa
Purr-fectly Happy: (Week 1)
“Be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” - Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
A cat’s purr is one of the most soothing sounds around. But it’s also a little mysterious because we don’t completely understand how or why they purr. We usually think cats purr because they’re happy and content. And that’s true. But cats purr for other reasons too. A mother cat will purr right after her kittens are born. The vibrations help the kittens, whose eyes are still closed, find the warmth and milk of their mom. Cats also purr when they’re nervous or hurting. Scientists think the purrs soothe them and may even help them recover from injuries quicker. Every cat has its own purr-sonality. Some are soft and rumbling, while others sound like an engine starting up from across the room. Whatever the reason behind it, purring has become a symbol for feeling happy and content.
The apostle Paul said he had learned the secret of feeling happy and content no matter what. How? By counting on Jesus (Philippians 4:12-13). He trusted Jesus to give him all he truly needed - and you can too! That doesn’t mean you’ll feel like turning cartewheels all the time. But it does mean you will have a blessing each day. You just might have to look up to remember it. Even on the worst days, you have a God who will never leave you and promises to meet all your needs. And those are some pretty great reasons to purr!
Lord, open my eyes to see all the reasons I have to be happy and content - and let me “purr” out my praise and thanks to You!
House cats aren’t the only cats that purr. Big cats like bobcats, cheetahs, lynxes, and even mountain lions purr too. But cats that roar (like lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars) Don’t purr. That’s because the bone in their throat is too hard to vibrate - unlike the more elastic bone of purring cats.
Family discussion questions:
- What are some things that you are happy and content with in this moment? Everybody
- share a few things.
- With everything that is going around the world these days, even with Covid19, what are
- some ways that we can connect with God while at home and grow our relationship with Him?
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