The Truth About You…Creation
Water Above and Water Below
“The disciples were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
This week in Kidventure we talked about how on day two of creation God separated the waters below from the waters above. We talked a bit about the plan God has in place to store water and send it on rivers and in clouds when the earth and people need it. Then we talked about Jesus calming a wild storm. Read Mark 4:35-41 for the whole story.
What do you think it was like for the disciples to be in a boat while a storm was raging over the water and the waves were splashing over the boat? Why do you think Jesus was calm while it was storming? (more than calm! what was Jesus doing?) How did Jesus calm the disciples fears?
Now, with your mom and dad’s help, get a few balloons, a marker, and a safety pin. Blow up the balloons and tie them tight.
Do you ever feel afraid? Do you have any fears? Write them, or have your parents write them, on the balloon with the marker.
Then hold up the safety pin. The safety pin is like Jesus and the balloon is like our fears. What do you think would happen if the fears got close to Jesus? Try it and see what happens.
Jesus has the power to destroy our fears just like the pin can pop the balloons. Do you think it would matter if the balloon was bigger or smaller? Are there any fears that are too big for Jesus? Jesus’ power and love are not limited by the size of our fears. He created us and everything else in the universe. Whenever you start to feel afraid of something remember Jesus calming the storm, and remember the balloons popping. There is nothing too great or too small for him to handle.
Here’s a song to help you remember why you shouldn’t be afraid.