God Made Me
We continue to go through the seven days of creation…this week….Day 3! God made land, plants, and the sea. Have you every really taken the time to think about how things grow, how land exists and how the ocean works? It really is amazing. Take plants for example. Not only did God make ALL the plants (and there are SO many) but he also created a way for them to reproduce, provide food for themselves, food for us, and the oxygen we need to survive! AND there are so many that we have just for viewing pleasure. Think about the awesomeness of that.
In the business of life, it is easy to miss the amazing miraculous power of God at work all around us. Create a Rhythm this week by “stopping to smell the flowers”. Talk with your preschooler about how God created the Earth and how He continues to create life all around us. Try this project to explore the miracle of creation:
Things you need: Clear Plastic Cup (like a solo cup), Wet Paper Towels, a bean seed (any kind, even a dry bean you would normally cook).
What you do: Place wet paper towels inside cup. Wedge bean in between side of cup and paper towels. Place in a sunny window and watch the root system and eventually the sprout emerge! Keep paper towels moist.
Elementary (K-3rd Grade)
Trust – Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on
There is probably no greater Truth than knowing that we can “Trust God No Matter What”. If we can grasp hold of that, there is nothing in life that will ever stop us. We want your student to BELIEVE that!
This week we see in Mark 4:35-40 that we can depend on God because He is bigger than our problems. It’s sort of a Christian cliché, but if our students can get that in their hearts, they won’t have problems. They will only have opportunities for God to work in their lives!
We know from the Word that God always comes through. The greatest example of this was Jesus. Help your student translate that to their lives. Create a Rhythm by changing the way you approach obstacles with your student. Don’t view them as problems, view them as opportunities. It will totally change the way you approach and react to circumstances in your life. Watch how God shows up when you let Him!
Club 45 (4-5th grade)
Chaos entered the World with sin. Adam and Eve relinquished their rule and reign to the devil when they chose to disobey God. From that day, our world has not been as God intended. Chaos exists in the form of sickness, poverty, violence, death, sadness, confusion….basically all the things that are antagonistic to God’s original plan for us in the Garden.
God had a plan to restore peace to the World. It came in the form of His Son. When Jesus died on the cross, He set the record straight, and for the believer, provided peace in the midst of a chaotic world. We are in this world, but not of it. Just like the many times that chaos existed AROUND Jesus but He was not AFFECTED by it, we are to live the same way.
Stuff happens. Bad circumstances exist. Our responsibility is in our reaction to the “stuff”. Are there people in your life that you admire for the way they handle “stuff”? Widen the Circle and ask them to share with your 4th or 5th grader some of their experiences and how they maintained “calm during the storm”. Faith is often built through the testimonies of others. Help your student develop the faith they need to walk in peace at all times.