Lesson Learned: You are never too young to do the work of God.
Materials: piece of paper, marker, scissors
4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
7 But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.
Talking Points: God is the one who made you. He knew exactly what you would look like, what kings of things you would like, and what things you would be good at. In this verse, God is speaking to someone named Jeremiah. Jeremiah was a prophet, someone who shared God’s words with others. Jeremiah thought he was too young to share about God. God told Jeremiah that he was not too young, God had made Jeremiah for this purpose, and that He wanted Jeremiah to do His will. We are never too young to do the work of God.
Questions: How old are you? Are you too young to do God’s work? What kinds of things would you like to do for God today?
Activity: Cut out 10 strips of paper. On each strip of paper, write a number, 1 through 10. Help the child find the number that represents their age. Then help the child put the numbers in order.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we rejoice in the fact that we are never too young or too old do Your will. Be with us today as we go about our day. Amen!