Jesus has a treasure for us--JOY! It's like happiness times a million--because joy is for ALWAYS! Not just when things seem good or easy or fair. When things are hard, joy is still there. Let's go on a scavenger hunt for clues that make joy our treasure. Ready . . . set . . . GO!
Think of our world today--a global pandemic, racial injustice, social distancing, explosive politics. And if adults struggle to maintain a healthy portion of joy in this uncertain world, can you imagine how our kids feel? In addition to the unusual struggles of today, add everyday normal kid problems: school anxiety, bullying, technology overload, body image issues, peer pressure . . . kids are more at risk than we ever realized. Many think our children will be dealing with the mental health ramifications of today for years to come.
But it doesn't have to be that way! If kids rely on this world to make them happy, the struggles will only deepen. But what if they could learn about joy? Like, real, unwavering, not-dependent-on-their-circumstances, joy? This joy can only be found in Jesus--and there are specific steps kids can take to train themselves to choose joy every day.
Based on best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn's devotional "Find Joy: A Devotional Journey To Unshakable Wonder in an Uncertain World", this beautiful children's book gives kids the opportunity to go on an adventure for the treasure that only Jesus can give us--JOY! By following 8 clues on a treasure map (based on the 8 elements in Find Joy), children learn the daily choices that will profoundly impact their heads and hearts and give them a treasure that Jesus was born for--to give joy to all people, everywhere.