It’s easy to get used to routines—the things we expect to always be the same. But inevitably, change comes along and mixes things up. Change seems like the only thing we can always count on!
- What’s the biggest change you’ve had to deal with? What was difficult and what was easy? (Answers might include: moving to a new city, changing schools, etc.)
Big changes have happened to a lot of people in the last year. Many schools have switched from in-person to virtual and hybrid classes. Adults who once worked in offices now work from home. These types of changes can be challenging with so many new things to get used to.
- Think about your family’s lives and your own life in the past year. What did your daily routine look like before the lockdowns for COVID-19? What did your daily routine look like during the lockdowns? What does your daily routine look like now, a year after the initial lockdowns? (Allow time for discussion.)
- If you could choose how your daily life looked like from here on out, would it be closest to your life before, during, or after lockdown? Or, would it be a combination of those routines? (Answers will vary.)
- What has been the hardest part of all the changing routines? (Answers may vary.)
Our lives may not have changed too much over the last year compared to the changes others have faced, but that doesn’t mean our situations are any less important or any less challenging. In our lesson today, the prophet Elisha needed help to deal with a big, unexpected change. Let’s see what we can learn.