Last week Bevan posted a 6-minute video on How to Face Our Fears. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it.
In the video he breaks down II Timothy 1:7 which says,
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
When he talks about the “power” mentioned in this verse, his main point is that God gives us the power we need to take the next step. It is when we take the next steps that God gives us, that our fears begin to lift.
Interestingly, “take the next step” is also a major theme in one of the biggest box office hits of 2019, Frozen II. If you’ve seen Frozen II then you know that there is an entire song, called The Next Right Thing, that is all about Anna taking the next step in a seemingly hopeless situation. As parents, we can take advantage of this to help pass along what the Bible has to say about fear to our kids.
Activity for Older Kids
- Pop the popcorn and watch Frozen II as a family.
- Afterward, do this short Frozen II: Family Movie Devotional.
- You can read the devotion word-for-word or just use it as a guide.
Activity for Little Kids
- Watch Frozen or Frozen II*.
- A few times throughout the movie, pause it and ask questions like: Do you think this is scary for Anna and/or Elsa? How does God help us when we are afraid?
- Press play and keep enjoying your family movie night.
I hope this is a useful idea for you as you help your kids to take the next step Into the Unknown.
*Note: Frozen II is scarier and darker than the original. If you have little kids, you may want to hold off on Frozen II and stick with the original Frozen. As parents, you know what is best for your kids; this is just a friendly heads up.