Lesson Learned:  We will never understand everything about God.

Materials Needed:  2 pipe cleaners, 2+ sheets of construction paper (different colors), tape, stickers, scissors, ribbon

Bible Verse:
Ecclesiastes 11:5
5 As you do not know the path of the wind,
   or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
   the Maker of all things.

Job 11:7-9
7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God?
   Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
8 They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do?
   They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?
9 Their measure is longer than the earth
   and wider than the sea.

Talking Points:  We will never understand everything about God.  Things we don’t know are sometimes called “mysteries”.  God is so smart and so powerful that we could never understand everything He knows.  The verse in Ecclesiastes describes these mysteries like the wind; we never know where the wind is coming from or where it will go; it’s a mystery.

Questions:  Why can’t we know everything God knows?   Do you know where the wind comes from?  Why is the wind like a mystery?

Make a windcatcher with the child.

Step 1:
Cut out 12 strips of construction paper.  Let the child decorate the strips.

Step 2:  Fasten the two pipe cleaners together in a circle.

Step 3: After the child has decorated the strips, tape them around the pipe cleaner, letting them hang down.  Alternate colors of the strips.

Step 4:  Tie a piece of ribbon to the pipe cleaner and hang it up in the wind.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we are so glad that You know more then we ever will.  We trust that You know best and are content to not know everything. Amen!

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