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“Dad, why are those two countries fighting?”

“Mom, what’s happening to them?”

“Is anybody going to help them?”

Has your child ever been upset by something in the news?

Maybe it was a story of a terrible crime, a picture of war, or a video of people who don’t have clean water. Jesus understood that it’s natural to feel discouraged when you hear bad news. He knew we would encounter difficult things in our lives, but he also assured us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33b). 

With all the recent news, your child may have lots of questions about wars, persecutions, and justice. How do we discuss these tough topics with our kids? How can we be sensitive to their ages while also keeping them informed?

Check out this week's Kids Corner devotion Good News Bad News—about the hope God’s good news can bring us in the midst of the bad news. This week, come to God as family and humbly pray for justice in a world that needs Jesus.

Be sure to also read this week's parent blog, Talking to Your Kids About War: Informed and In Prayer. Take the time to pray together and help your family stay informed, talk openly, and think about the news using a Christian worldview. As they learn about the world, their awareness will create empathy, understanding, and knowledge, and they’ll learn to seek out and pray for God’s justice.

The best way to know our neighbors is to learn about them; and the best way to love our neighbors is to pray over them and walk alongside them.


Hope In Christ! Through Jesus Christ, Our Faith, Prayers And Hope, we are sustained by the Holy Spirit. Together as Sisters and Brothers in Christ and the CRC Faith, we uphold one another, through life's trials.  Even though we see injustices everywhere, the Belgic Confessions are in our minds and hearts. God has a plan and purpose for all of us.  With Jesus Blood and Grace we are forgiven and renewed.  Apostle Paul was chained, he still wrote letters of hope and instructions for Jesus Ministry, to Christs followers.  For the blood of Christ sets us all Free!  My Sister in Christ Jamie Buisman has walked beside us since October 19, 2015, and together we will all walk towards Jesus Arms! With warm Christian love Catherine Gee, a member of Faith Church in Burlington, Ontario Canada.

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