Ask a group of children to name the biggest, most powerful person in the world and you’ll get a wide variety of answers. Quick responses ranging from daddies to presidents will surely be proclaimed along with detailed explanations as to why.
For many, conclusions will be based on something fictional they have either seen on screen or read about in a favorite storybook. Some responses will come from a child’s own personal experience from some real-life situation. In either case, a hero was made in the process.
During VBS (Vacation Bible School) you will have a perfect opportunity to teach these little ones about the greatest and strongest of all—“the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts” (Jeremiah 32:18). He is real and His power is infinite. It was through His might the universe was created. Power itself exists because of Him. Teaching these little ones to trust in the all-powerful One, gives them a power source for every challenge that life may bring. Apart from God, His people are weak and insignificant, but next to Him, they can become the instruments to be used by His great might.
Moses was such an instrument. A common Hebrew born into an ordinary Hebrew family, there was nothing special about him. He was an average baby who grew into an average man. He was a humble person who had flaws. The only thing extraordinary about him was that God had a great plan for his life. By learning about Moses, others, including those in your class, can realize that there is no person, situation or force of nature that can foil God’s plan for them. So get ready, all can discover God’s great power as they learn like Moses to follow where God leads.
(Robin Peddy, writer of the Preschool / Kindergarten VBS materials.)
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