God’s Word has is full of assurances that He will provide for us! He fills of our needs from physical to spiritual to emotional. That’s the truth! Although our Heavenly Father is aware of what needs we face and will face but He wants us to bring those needs to Him. What would happen if we taught our kids to begin communicating with God about their needs before they became adults? We’d probably see a lot less need, wouldn’t we?
When I teach on the subject of God’s provision, I use object lessons (naturally). If you have an umbrella, a raincoat and a bible–you’re ready to teach!
Umbrella Object Lesson
Pop open the umbrella and display it on a table in your teaching area. Put on the raincoat. Umbrellas make a nice eye-catcher for kids. Say, “Hey, everyone! Today we’re going to talk about something you need to know. Looking at the things on the table can anyone guess what it might be?” (Let kids guess.) “It’s not about Noah’s ark but that’s a great guess. No, today we’re going to talk about God’s provision. How many of you have a refrigerator at home or a pantry?” (Let kids raise their hands. “How many of you have a closet with clothes? Who has toys?” (Let kids raise their hands.)
“Cool! Let’s turn to Exodus 14:22. “And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”
Pick up the umbrella and twirl it. “Wow, the Israelites had escaped Egypt and God had parted the Red Sea so they could cross safely. He provided them a way out. As they walked through the waters, the water was on the right and the left but it didn’t touch them. They really didn’t need a raincoat and umbrella but God provided them with safe passage. No matter what happens in life, please trust God. Talk to Him about what you need. He will make a way for you!”
Read more from Mimi by following her blog at Tools for Kids Church.
- Sunday School Lesson: God Protects Paul’s Life
- Shine a Light Object Lesson for Sunday School (Matthew 5:16)
- Purse Object Lesson for Mother’s Day (Exodus 20:12)
- Bible Lesson: God Protects Daniel
- “You are Not Alone!” Sunday School Lesson from John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
- “Drop Everything” Sunday School Lesson from Mark 1:14-20