People grieve in different ways. Some experience waves of anger or sadness, some feel sick, and some might sit and think about the memories they made with that person. I grieved over buttered toast and chocolate milk. They reminded me of her.
In Emotions Session 4, preteens will study 1 Samuel 20:18-24,35-42 and 2 Samuel 1. David twice experienced the loss of his friend Jonathan: once by separation and once by death. David’s reaction to Jonathan’s death is not unusual for a grieving person: He cried, he tore his clothes, he fasted, and he sang a song in tribute of his friend.
Preteens experience grief too—sometimes due to death, sometimes due to other losses such as moving, break-ups, or divorce. Use FLYTE this week to help preteens understand that grieving is a process that takes time and that Christians can trust in a God who cares.