At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will… Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:25-26, 18-30
Day 11 of the Matthew Bible Lego Challenge! I love that Jesus calls us to rest in Him, don’t you? I never really noticed before how that call to rest with the gentle and lowly savior is right after he talks about truths revealed to little children.
Sometimes something as simple as Lego play through the Bible stories and ideas can lead to amazing conversations with your kids where Jesus is glorified. How can we teach our kids to find rest in Jesus? This activity is a wonderful segue into that conversation.
If you haven’t downloaded the printable yet, you want to do that right away! You can do the challenge on your own (there are 34 days total with copywork and notebooking pages) or you can use it to follow along with us here and share your creations with us on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram!
For the 11th day of the challenge, we read Matthew 11 about how Jesus gives us rest. The build challenge is to actually build a yoke or a comparison between heavy and light yoke.
Of course, I let my son decide on a different challenge. He wanted to show people (presumably us) resting in bed in our home. I don’t know where he got this idea, because I don’t rest this much! 😉
We talked about how we can rest our bodies and also rest our minds and hearts. We can rest in Jesus by trusting Him, by reading God’s word and allowing it to transform us, and following His ways instead of scrambling to follow our own.
The copywork for the challenge is Matthew 11:30. The printable includes a drawing and writing page for those who would rather draw the scene.
We are going through 21 (out of 34) of the buils from the Matthew Lego Challenge together, following a FREE kids’ devotion on the YouVersion app (or the desktop version, Bible.com). The devotion is called Walk With Jesus: 21 Days Through Matthew and it is from What’s in the Bible?, one of our favorite family discipleship tools! Don’t forget to enter to win the What’s in the Bible DVD that goes along with the book of Matthew!
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