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!)
Caffeine from the Creator (Isaiah 40:28–31)
Today’s two-minute devotional is in honor of the fact that this week, my kids have been sooooo tired. I can’t get them to sleep past 6:15 in the summer, but now that school has started, they want to sleep till 7:00. Go figure.
“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary . . . He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:28-31).
Are you feeling tired this morning? Here’s one of the coolest things about God: Did you know that he can give you strength to help you through the day? You can pray to him and ask him to help you have energy. He can strengthen you—not just to help you make it through the day, but to do what’s right and serve him as you go. And you know what’s really amazing about God? He never, ever gets tired, and he never falls asleep. That means he’s always watching us, and he’s always there to help us out.
(P.S. This promise holds for weary parents too.)