Fruit of the Spirit Pt. 2

Fruit of the Spirit Pt. 2
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Hey Kids:
Are you still working on that fruit bowl from last week?
If you worked on the fruit of love, now may be a good time to try joy.
We’re all excited about Christmas, so joy seems like an easy fruit to demonstrate, but in all the excitement it is also easy to lose our joy.
Your parents may need a little more help in keeping the house in order.
Maybe you are needed to watch over a little one while Mom bakes.
Maybe Dad needs help with raking leaves or shoveling snow.
Your parents requirements may not fit into your idea of Christmas joy, but you are needed.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)3 that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:1-4
God made you a promise if you honor your parents.
Parents, our children need your nurturing love.
and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23

Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail writes Sunday School lessons for children and teens. She teaches in a  public school near her home. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

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