A Sunday School Lesson

Sun, 11/01/2009 - 12:08 — Carrie

I teach 1st and 2nd grade Sunday school. A couple months ago, I started a new series for the kids. I called it "God's Plan". I started with creation and am going through the bible, story by story, in chronological order. Each week, we see the main character and their struggles and triumphs. Lots of problems arise in their lives. Everything from death, to flood, to famine, to persecution, etc...
Each time a problem arises, I ask the kids, "Do you think God was surprised by this? Do you think He doesn't know what to do now? Do you think this person got the better of God?"
To each, they always answer a resounding "no!" and then I reiterate that, even though we as humans sin, do wrong things, or mess up, God is still ultimately in control. He is good, all the time. He isn't taken by surprise. Through it all, God still has His ultimate plan, and no plan of His is going to fail.

Sure, these kids are 6 and 7 years old, but this lesson isn't one that only kids need to learn. No matter what happens, God still has a plan. He is still in control. Now, of course, this does not mean that we have no choice in the matter. God is not wanting us to sin. We can still try to remove ourselves from God's plan. But don't be fooled.... If God really wants something to happen, absolutely nothing we can do will ultimately thwart His will. It's a fine balance. It is so very comforting to know, however, that no matter what happens, we can trust that God knows what He's doing. We can put all our problems in His hands and let Him take care of it, cause He is supremely capable of it.
We serve a great God. As it says in the Sunday School verse I taught this morning, "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable." or, as another translation puts it, "His greatness no one can fathom"


Exactly.

Very well said.

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