Hagar And Ishmael
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her,
You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, "Have I also here
seen Him who sees me?"
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
As many small prizes (pencils, stickers, erasers, etc.) as the number
of children in your class, and a nicely wrapped box with something
worthless inside it, like a rock. Have the box prepared before class.
Masking tape and a balloon.
Construction paper, markers or crayons, and scissors.
Let’s Make a Deal
Pass out small prizes (pencils, stickers, erasers, etc.) to each
student. After everyone has been given a prize tell them that you
want to make a trade. Bring out a nicely wrapped box with
something worthless inside it, like a rock, and see if any one will
trade their snack for the gift.
If a student does trade have them open it to discover the “dud”
prize. Explain to the class that God gives us good gifts; He gives us
good promises. We need to trust Him for our needs and not take
matters into our own hands. When a good thing (like a prize) is
traded for a bad thing (a wrapped rock), we are sad and
dissatisfied. God wants us to be satisfied with what He has given
us. You may return the original prize to the child who received the
rock. Taking matters into our own hands can have
The Lord is always with us. He sees and hears all that we do. He
loves us so much and has special plans for our lives. When we
trust in Him, He can accomplish the purposes He has created us
for. His way is always the best and when we follow His plans for
our lives, He can do great things through us.
If we do not trust in Him and take our lives back under our own
control, we won't be able to experience the good things He has for
us but rather we suffer the consequences of our sin. Taking
matters into our own hands can have disastrous results.
Today we are going to look at the story of a very faithful man who
wondered how God would fulfill His promise.