The Way, The Truth, And The Life
"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe
also in Me.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
As many postcard sized pieces of cardstock as the number of
children in your class, pencils and crayons.
A blindfold, and some masking tape or chairs.
The Trust Game
Ask for some volunteers from your class to play a game. Explain
that you want to blindfold them and one by one, when you say,
“go” they will fall backwards into your waiting arms. They must
keep their bodies and legs straight and fall straight back. You can
vary the distance of their falls by catching them at different
heights. Just make sure to catch them every time!
Some students will have no problem trusting if the distance of
their falls is close. Some that you catch at a greater “fall-distance”
will bend their legs and bodies to catch their own fall.
Explain to your class that real “trust” is a total abandonment of
self-preservation. When we trust Jesus, we know that He’ll catch us
no matter how close we come to the ground. We can always
Have you ever seen a tightrope walker at a circus? A tightrope
walker walks across a wire that is stretched high in the air with just
a pole to balance him. Well, there was once a tightrope walker that
decided to go across Niagara Falls with a wheelbarrow to balance
him. As he put his wire across the falls, a crowd gathered. They
waited breathlessly as he walked slowly across the wire pushing the
wheelbarrow. When he reached the other side, the crowd cheered.
He then turned to the crowd and asked, "Do you think I can make it
back across?" They all said, "Yes!" He asked again, "Do you really
believe I can?" They answered, "We just saw you go across. Of
course you can!" The tightrope walker then said, "Then get into the
wheelbarrow and go with me."
Our story today is about trust. Can we trust Jesus enough with our
lives to "get into the wheelbarrow" and go with Him?
Jesus and His di