This month our Elementary Bridge Kidz are learning all about having courage to face their fears and to do the right thing even when they are afraid. It’s hard to face our fears sometimes isn’t it? In looking through the different fears we are talking about this month like being afraid of the dark, or being afraid of speaking in front of the whole class at school, it got me thinking about how as adults we might not be afraid of those things – although if we are being honest, public speaking still gets me shaking! We can be afraid of other things. Like being afraid of losing our job at work, praying out loud in front of other people, not laughing at crude jokes at work when everyone else is, or being afraid that the decisions we’re making will mess up our kids for life! Being a parent is hard! So even if we’re not afraid of the dark anymore, the lessons that the kids will be learning this month are important for all of us to learn. We can TRUST GOD NO MATTER WHAT and have courage to do what we should do, even when we’re afraid.
What We’re Learning
This month preschoolers are learning about a great man named Moses! What a guy! What a life! What an adventure! God spoke to Moses through a burning bush! (You don’t see that everyday.) And, Moses watched God part a sea. (You don’t see that everyday either!) Think about all that Moses would had missed if he had said “no” to God’s plan. He would have missed out on the greatest adventure! One thing is for sure we don’t want you or your preschoolers to miss out on one moment of the great adventure God has planned for you and for them. That’s why we have filled an entire month with activities, stories and music that will help us remember that God’s way is perfect!
Memory Verse: “God’s way is perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:31
Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a superhero. Most of the time, it’s like they act without a single ounce of fear. They see a problem and without thinking, they jump to the rescue to save the day – conquering evils and injustices in their tracks. But I’m not a superhero. In fact, none of us will ever be a superhero or have some super-human power from an alien planet or radioactive spider bite. But with or without superpowers, we will face moments in our lives when it feels like the odds will not be in our favor, the obstacles will seem overwhelming, and we will have to overcome that which seems impossible. And when those moments happen, where will we find the courage we need to face everyday enemies or evils in life? In truth, we’re all called to do heroic things every day. And those moments can be scary. One of the most difficult things we will ever learn to overcome is fear. That’s why we’re taking the month of October to discover what God says about courage – being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid.
Memory Verse: “Be Strong and Courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b