This month we are learning about God, God’s son Jesus and Jesus’ earthly family tree.
Today’s story is from the book of Joshua (chapters 5-6), and our lesson can be found here. Below is an abbreviated version of that story.
When it was time for the Israelites to enter the promised land, they had to get through a city called Jericho. But instead of using their big swords and fighting their way in, do you know what God told them to do? March around the city every day for 6 days and on the 7th day, march around the city 7 times, and then everybody yell and scream and blow your horns. Doesn’t that sound kind of silly?!
But it worked. The people obeyed God and the walls FELL DOWN! Sometimes God’s plan seem silly to us, be can ALWAYS trust that He knows what He’s doing.
Joshua was the commander (leader) of the Israelite army but God was HIS commander. And God leads us too. (Is 55:4) We might not always understand His plan, but we can trust Him.
When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem and there was no where for them to stay, then ended up staying in a barn?! Can you believe it? Baby Jesus was about to be born…and in a barn? With animals? And stinky hay? That probably seemed like a silly way for a King to be born, but God knew all along that’s the way it should be.
Bible story: Joshua
Attribute of God: Commander
Jesus’ birth story: God had a plan!
Side one of our ornament today is a circle with a horn on it.
Our text reads: Joshua led the Israelites. God is our leader. Joshua 6, Isaiah 55:4
Side two we cut out a brain shape and then drew the squiggly brain lines
Our text reads: God knew it would happen this way. Isaiah 40
We taped a string on the inside and glued the sides together and then hung it on our family tree.
Thanks for joining us. We’ll have more tomorrow! Love to you all!