Dry Land and a Rainbow
Gen. 8:119, 9:817
In the Beginning Series: Lesson #12
God is faithful and loving. A rainbow is one reminder of God’s love.
Bible Verse: The LORD keeps His promises. Psalms 145:13
Past verses: God protects both men and animals. Psalm 36:6
Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9
Obey the LORD God. Deut. 27:10
Help one another. Galatians 5:13
Bible Story for children:
The rainbow is a visible sign of God’s promise to the world.
It reminds us of His love for us.
Prop ideas: Prism to refract light and show the colors of the rainbow.
Any symbols of promises (wedding rings, marriage license,
contract, the Bible)
Noah, his family and all the animals had been on the Ark for over five
months. It had stopped raining a long time ago, but the earth was still
completely covered with water! God had not forgotten Noah and the
animals. He sent the winds to blow over the seas so that the waters
would go down. The Ark came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat. The
water continued to go down so that mountain tops could finally be
seen eight months after the rain began.
Forty days later, Noah opened a window on the Ark and sent out a
raven. It kept flying back and forth until the water dried up from the
earth. Noah then sent out a dove. The dove flew back and forth and
back and forth, but there was no dry place for it to set its feet, so it
flew back to Noah. Seven days later, Noah sent the dove out again.
This time it returned with an olive leaf in its beak. Seven days later,
Noah sent the dove out again. This time it did not return. So Noah
knew that it had found dry land.
It had been almost a year since Noah entered the Ark. He took off the
top. He could see dry ground. But He did not leave the Ark! He waited
for over a month when the earth was completely dry and God said,
When finished with activities, return
all necessary items to bag and place
in the hallway for pickup.
“Come out of the Ark. Bring your wife, your sons and their