Discuss how you would feel standing up to a giant like Goliath. What would you do? How would you react? What would you ask for in a prayer?
-Find a small, smooth stone and decorate the stone with your name, initials, or a picture or symbol that reminds you of God. Place the stone somewhere in your house to remind you of God’s strong presence in your life. If the stone is small enough, maybe you want to carry it in your pocket to be reminded that God loves you and is with you always.
-Our story teaches us about responsibility. Discuss what responsibility means – that you take care of someone or something. David felt responsible for helping the Israelites, even when it meant he would have to face Goliath. He may have felt scared, but he knew that God would help him. Share something or someone for whom you are responsible for. What responsibilities do you have? When we take care of people and animals, we are doing what God wants us to do.
-Talk about times when you have been brave. Then talk about the opposite – times when brave people have helped you.
-Many people around the world have ups and downs in their lives. Look up the organization, Bread for the World, and see if there are ways your family can get involved. (www.bread.org)