“Lord, What Craft Should We Make?”

TeachingPraise God that He cares about little questions like this!

With the deadlines for new lesson plans, I was studying late and still needing to be up early. This makes for a pretty tired Miss Esther. The whole process of asking God what to teach the children and how to explain it effectively keeps one in a prayerful sensitivity to the Holy Spirit to provide vital concepts and ideas. Constantly last weekend and the early part of this week I kept pushing to be prepared. I know from experience that lots of time can slip away quickly as you sit there trying to think of memorable object lessons and ways to illustrate your point. I want to thank and praise the Lord that each time I would reach a dead end and call out to Him for direction He would hear my cry and give me ideas.

This is what happened as I prepared for Bible Club too. Monday night I had the chance to prepare for the craft station I would be in charge of the next day. I read through the curriculum for craft ideas but none of them seemed right. Some people trust in other people’s ideas, and some in their own, but I will depend on the Lord! So I asked Him “Lord, what craft should we make? What  is something we could do to really get the main point across?” The main point was that others will know we are Christ’s disciples if we show love to each other. I closed the curriculum book and just read the Bible verse. And that’s when God told me, through a simple thought that popped into my head, what to make.

What about folding paper like a fan and drawing a person for them to cut out that, when they do, would be connected by the hands and feet to a long string of paper people? This would illustrate that a disciple is one that strives to be just like his master. On each paper person could be a heart on which we could write one way to show love to others. These ways would demonstrate how others would know we are striving to be like Jesus. This is exactly what we did and the children really seemed to get the point and loved it.

Interesting enough, the question came up at Bible Club as the children were making their craft “How does God speak to you?” So I told them how this craft came about. It was a fresh example that in God’s time His Holy Spirit will direct. Praise the Lord that He is faithful to provide for what He has called us to do.

9 Comments

  1. Ana Marie Ort March 4, 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    Esther, this story could cause shivers to run up and down one’s spine! The question in the last paragraph which you were able to answer because of God’s leading is faith-building. What a great God we serve!

  2. Jenny Wilkes March 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm #

    WOW!!! That was awesome Esther!! So often we veiw prayer as something that will lead us to a greater work but in reality prayer IS the greatest work that we can particapate in.
    Thank you for sharing! I will keep you in prayer as you continue to plan for future lessons.

  3. Donald March 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm #

    Praise the Lord!

  4. Michael March 6, 2008 at 11:16 am #

    O magnify the LORD! His will and His ways are so perfect! The thrill of life (and not just this life) is knowing God. May you continue to have fellowship with Him Esther!

  5. James March 8, 2008 at 8:15 am #

    This is a perfect testimony. The question from the children at the end and how you were able to answer it makes it all the more amazing!

  6. Esther March 8, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    Great thoughts guys. Thanks for you feedback!

  7. Robert March 9, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    That’s a really encouraging testimony, Esther! Praise God!

  8. Bridget March 18, 2008 at 6:05 pm #

    That’s really cool, it’s amazing how God always come’s through when u need him most. That’s one of the many reasons I love Him most!

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