“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
-Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)
Trust. It’s the key to any relationship, but it isn’t just given automatically. In fact, as parents, we often teach our kids not to be so trusting. We warn them about the danger that can come from putting their faith in someone they don’t know. And we’re right to be cautious. Even as adults, trusting the wrong person can cause pain.
So how do we determine who we can trust? By getting to know them! We look for clues that someone is trustworthy before we put our faith in him or her.
This also applies to trusting God. Fortunately, He’s easy to get to know. We can just open our Bibles to learn who our God really is. His character is on display throughout both the Old and New Testaments. It’s all right there in black and white.
If we want kids to trust God, we need to help them get to know Him, too. Who does He say He is? What is He like? Can we really trust Him? Is He honest? Does He ever let us down? These are fundamental questions children have about their Creator, and we need to help them discover the answers. After all, how can they trust in Him if they don’t know anything about Him?
Our latest resource for churches, Clive & Ian’s Wonder-Blimp of Knowledge curriculum is all about helping kids get to know the character of God. And what could be more important? As we answer some big questions and learn about God’s character and His great love for us along the way, we’re helping kids trust God. As we do this, we’re also building a solid foundation of faith that will support them as they grow and mature in Christ.
Clive & Ian’s Wonder-Blimp of Knowledge is a 16-week curriculum designed for elementary-school-aged kids who have BIG questions about God like How old is God? Can I trust God? How do I show respect to God?
The flexible, 60-minute Bible-based lessons reveal key truths that God teaches us about himself, his world, and his relationship with us. Kids will learn through fun videos from Buck Denver Asks®… What’s in the Bible? and VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer and a variety of activities designed for all types of learners to engage kids with their minds, hearts, creativity, and more!
Learn more about the Wonder-Blimp Curriculum including an in-depth scope and sequence.