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Published 8/24/19

101 Five-Minute Meal Time Devotions: Fun and Creative Ways

to Teach your Kids Spiritual Values

By Greg Johnson


What If...

Recess is your favorite time of day and today you can’t wait to get out and run around.

While playing on the big sawdust field, you spot something glistening in the sun. You walk over, look down, and what do you know, it’s...

No, it’s not a quarter, it’s a fifty-cent piece! Wow, you don’t see many of them these days. You’re sure it must be part of some kid’s lunch money.

Your friends gather around you, call you “lucky” and then go back to playing. No one mentions turning it in to the office. They all expect you to keep it.

You put it in your pocket, but while you’re playing several things go through your head: Is some kid going to have to skip lunch today? What if it was from a week ago? What would I want someone to do if it was my money?

As recess ends and you head back inside, that fifty-cent piece feels pretty good in your pocket.


Questions to Think On

• What’s your first reaction about what you should do with the money?

• What would you want someone else to do if it were you who lost the money?

• Is this a test or a gift? Did God give the money to you, or did he allow you to find it so you’d wonder what’s right to do?

• What do you think the reward would be for turning it in? (after your child says “money,” say “Besides money.”)


What Does God Have to Say?

You shall not steal. Exodus 20:15

He who has been stealing must steal no longer. Ephesians 4:28


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