Lesson Learned: We should always be listening for God.
Materials Needed: empty toilet paper roll, wax paper, rubber band, paper, glue, stickers
1 The LORD said to Moses: 2 “Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out. 3 When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 4 If only one is sounded, the leaders—the heads of the clans of Israel—are to assemble before you. 5 When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out. 6 At the sounding of a second blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out. 7 To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the signal for setting out.
8 “The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come. 9 When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies. 10 Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God.”
A long time ago, God’s people were lost in the desert. They were waiting for God to tell them where to go and when to go. God told Moses to make two trumpets that they could blow to tell the people what to do. Two trumpets meant that all the people should gather for a meeting. One trumpet sound meant that all the leaders needed to gather for a meeting. At these meetings, God might tell them what/where they needed to go next. The people in the desert needed to make sure they were listening for these trumpets so they would know what God would want them to do. It’s important that we also always listen for God and His instructions.
Questions: What does a trumpet sound like? What would the people do if they heard the trumpet sound? Why is it important to listen to God’s instructions?
Activity: Cover the empty toilet paper roll with paper and glue. Let the child decorate it with stickers. Cover one end with the wax paper and fasten it to the toilet paper roll with the rubber band. Let the child shout through their “trumpet”.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we are waiting to hear from you and to follow your instructions. We want to go wherever You call us. Amen!
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