What’s a two-minute devotion, you ask? We all want to awaken some spiritual thoughts in our kids’ brains before they head out to face the world at school, but if your house is anything like mine, mornings can be a total whirlwind. And so . . . enter the two-minute devotion! It’s a brief Bible-based discussion designed for school-aged kids, and you can talk about it in two to five minutes around the breakfast table before school. (And hey—there’s no law against doing these devotions later in the day, if your kids aren’t morning people!)
God Loves You to the Moon: Psalm 103:11–12
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:11–12).
How high do you think heaven is above the earth? Well, let’s start with the sun and the moon. The moon is about 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away from the earth. And then there’s the sun: It’s 93 million miles (152 million km) away. If you could travel at the speed of light, it would take you about 8 minutes to get to the sun! And once you get past the moon and the sun, the universe goes on and on for more miles than we can even count. Well, the Bible says that God loves you bigger and higher than the end of the universe. And even when you do something wrong, he still loves you. He forgives you and takes your mistakes so far away that no one can never find them again. Today at school, you can feel confident, knowing that God loves you to the moon and back, times infinity . . . he loves you “to infinity and beyond!”