Lesson Learned: God guides us.
Materials Needed: cotton balls
21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
Talking Points: A long time ago, God’s people were lost in the desert. God promised He would guide them and protect them. During the day, He looked like a cloud to show them were to go. At night, He looked like a bright fire so they could see where they were going. God will do the same for us. He will guide us and protect us and He wants us to follow Him.
Questions: Have you ever followed Mom or Dad in a store? Have you ever gotten lost? How did you feel?
Give the child a cotton ball and play follow the leader while the child holds the cotton ball above his head like a cloud.
Prayer: Dear Lord, guide us and lead us. Protect us from harm and keep us safe in Your cloud of love! Amen!