Week 2 – “Rain”

Week 2:  We are focusing on God’s love for the next several weeks, culminating in the “Night O’ Love,” later this month.  Tonight we explored the question:  “If God loves me, why do bad things happen?”

We started with the 2 Truths/1 Lie icebreaker, as we’re still getting to know everyone in our group!  It’s always fascinating to hear what kinds of quirky things people choose to share about themselves.

We went over the devotionals from the last 2 weeks (between Girls Nights).  We answered the following questions:

  1. Had you ever read that passage before?
  2. Did you learn something about your story? Perhaps how much it matters?
  3. What did you learn about yourself after writing it out?
  4. What did you think of the song?
  5. Had you ever read Psalm 139 before?
  6. What did you learn about God that you didn’t know before?
  7. What did He show you?  What jumped out at you?

Then we had our first mini-movie night!  We watched a Nooma video called “Rain.”   Here is what it’s about:

“Things don’t always work out the way we want them to, or the way we think they will. Sometimes we don’t even see it coming. We get hit with some form of pain out of nowhere leaving us feeling desperate and helpless. That’s the way life is. Still, it makes us wonder how God can let these things happen to us. How God can just stand by and watch us suffer. Where is God when it really hurts? Maybe God is actually closer to us than we think. Maybe it’s when we’re in these situations, where everything seems to be falling apart, that God gets an opportunity to remind us of how much he really loves us.”

That’s from the Nooma website. You should definitely check it out!

Then we discussed the video, prayed together, passed out devotional packets for the next 2 weeks, and called it a night!  OH, and I’m pretty sure we played some hysterical rounds of the game  Guesstures while we were waiting for parents to arrive.  🙂

Here are the devotions for this week  –  a fill-in-the-blank scripture guide to the beautiful hymn, “How deep the Father’s love for us.”

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