Hands-on Faith for Families – week of February 15, 2016
Theme: Believing in God’s Best for You
Faithfulness in Creation
Scripture: “Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.” (Psalm 74:16, 17 ESV).
Play: Hold an orange and shine a flashlight on the fruit as if it were the sun shining on the earth. Point out where the sun may warm the earth and where it won’t as the orange is turned. Talk about how the people living in the Northern Hemisphere pull out their sweaters and hats when those in the Southern Hemisphere head to the beach.
Talk: Even if people in different places have seasons at opposite times, the seasons still come every year. You can count on them — just like you can count on other things in nature to always be the same. The sun always rises in the east, for example, and the stars annually shine in the same patterns in the night sky. Read Psalm 74:16-17. Remember that God sets “all the boundaries of the earth.”
Pray: Thank God for the variety and beauty of the seasons — bright flowers, colorful leaves, sparkling snow and new buds.