Why is it that a summer day can feel so much like a rainy day? As we are seeking to keep inside and away from the 100+ degree temperatures, I am looking for fun ways to channel all that daily energy we seem to have over here with some lesson topics I have been wanting to cover.
We were working on another super simple "summer school" topic this week.
This time we are discussing the Great Physician and how He knows what is best for us.
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
Doctors are now sure that our attitudes directly affect our physical health. Frustration can give us ulcers; anger can stress our heart; holding grudges and holding on to guilt can impact our ability to sleep and cause other physical problems.
God knows us best-- He made us after all. So, what does He say to us in His Word about stresses and how we should think about them?
Meditating on God's Word is just the prescription we need!
To give the girls a hands-on way to work with several verses, I wrote them onto Band-Aids-- with half of the verse on one Band-Aid and half on the other. Some of the verses related to God's sovereignty over our hurts; our spiritual need of healing or right meditations when under stress.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine." Prov. 17:22
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Ps. 147:3
"Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed." Jer. 17:14
"He wounds but He also bandages." Job 5:18
"It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." Mark 2:17
"I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:56
"Don't be anxious about tomorrow." Matt. 6:34
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us." 1 John 1:9
"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Phil. 4:1
We talked about what each of the verses meant, then the girls wrote them onto super simple prescription forms. My printer wasn't working, so I actually just hand wrote these out with a Sharpie.
Hailey's is simply, "A cheerful heart is good medicine."
Once they memorized a verse from their prescription form, they received their "medicine" which was actually a package of Altoids. You can see the Altoid packages in the image below- with a little "doctoring" by Faith and I.
While the older girls were writing out prescriptions, I helped Hailey with a little pharmacy math.
Hope you are staying cool!
If you missed our last summer school session, see THE GOLDEN RULE.