Season of the Church Year: Common Time “Great Green Growing” Season (Liturgical Color: Green)
Story in Scripture: Amos 5:21-23-24
As we prepare for the season of Advent and the anticipation of Christ’s birth, we learned about the prophets who shared the good news of his coming first. As we shared with the children, there are some people who come so close to God, and God comes so close to them, that they know what God wants them to say or do. These people are called prophets. They know the best way. Both men and women are prophets, so both boys and girls can grow up to be prophets. I encourage you to allow your child to capture a bit of the excitement that the prophets must have felt… to hear God’s voice… telling them these important things… and being responsible to share it with the people. You may consider the eagerness and intensity in the Peter Gabriel song “Solsbury Hill.” Obviously this is not categorized as a Christian or Biblical song, but it does really highlight the duality of what the prophets must have felt. They were surely exhilarated to hear from God, but challenged and intimidated by the task of sharing it with the people. We have so much to be thankful for- without the prophets, we would know much less about the heart of God and his rescue plan.
Guiding Questions for DiscussionNow I wonder what you like best about the prophets?
“Father, thank you for the prophets. We are so grateful that they listened so closely to you and shared with your people all the important things you had to say. Help us to listen and wait to hear your word. Amen.”