An All-age talk idea for Mothering Sunday - This is a bringing together of the stories of Hannah, Naomi and Mary with the link being the self-sacrifice, prayer and faith of these mothers, which point us to Jesus
The story of Naomi and Ruth has much to teach us about how God welcomes and cares for those who, as refugees, face the loss of family and familiar surroundings. This simple retelling is could be used with a small group or in all-age worship.
Repeatedly in the Bible and in Christian history, God chooses the least, the last and the unlikely to do great things in his name. The story of Gideon teaches us that God is not impressed by size or status but can use any of us to serve him in this life.