A Home For All (Joy)
Luke 3:1-18 | Zephaniah 3:14-20
Read: This is what happened when John the Baptist was preaching in the desert:
“The people asked John, ‘What should we do?’ John answered, ‘If you have two shirts, share
with the person who does not have one. If you have food, share that too.’ And John continued
to preach the Good News, saying many other things to encourage the people."
—Luke 3:10-11, 18 (ICB)
Wonder: I wonder whether the people who heard John went and did what he told them. I
wonder if you’ve ever shared your things. I wonder what it feels like when you share. I wonder
what it feels like when people share with you. I wonder if your family or your church ever shares
with you. I wonder how we could make sure everybody has what they need.
Say: The good news is that we get to help each other create God’s home for all people by
sharing our food, our clothes, our time, our space, and our love, because God’s home is a
home for everybody.
Pray: Let’s pray. Dear God, thank you for giving us what we need. Help us to share so that
the world can be a home where everybody is included, fed, housed, clothed, listened to, and
loved. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
- Build the biggest fort you can out of things you have around the house like cardboard
boxes, blankets, and pillows. See how many people, pets, stuffed animals, or dolls you can
- Tell a story about a time when you shared or someone shared with you. How did it feel?
- Go through your things to find items you can donate.
- Learn more about the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness. Find out what
organizations serve unhoused people in your community and learn more about how you