Hey Citizens! We have put together the next lesson in our series for you to do with your Toddler- Kindergartner at home. We have included a bible story video, discussion questions about the story, and activity for you to do together.
Story point: Habakkuk learned to trust in God.
Bible verse: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Big picture question: How did God plan to fix what sin broke? God planned to send Jesus.
- What did Habakkuk pray to God about? bad things happening
- Did God know about the bad things happening? yes.
- Was God still working out His good plan for the people? yes
- Did Habakkuk say he would only trust God if good things happened? No, Habakkuk learned to trust in God no matter what happened.
Activity: Make a scratch-reveal picture
- unlined index card or white thick paper
- black crayons
- popsicle sticks
Demonstrate how to make a scratch-reveal picture. Color an unlined index card with markers, covering all of the surface. Then completely color over the marker thickly with black crayon. Use craft sticks to scratch the crayon away in desired pattern, revealing the colors underneath.
Was it hard to understand why I covered up all my pretty colors with black crayon? It may have seemed like a bad idea at the time, but then it became this beautiful picture! Habakkuk didn’t understand why God let bad things happen either. But God was doing something amazing. Habakkuk learned to trust in God to take care of His people and rescue them. How did God plan to fix what sin broke? God planned to send Jesus. Bad things happen today, but we can trust that Jesus will come back one day and make everything right. Somehow we will see beauty in things we once thought were ugly!