Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hand Down the Faith with Mystery Boxes - Walk Through Paper - When Life Seems Impossible, Trust God

Our grandchildren and grown children are going to face challenging times in their lives; just as we have. Today I have a fun, yet simple, project for the Mystery Bag with which you will be able to amaze your grandchildren and use to teach an important truth.

You will need . . . 

  • Paper lunch bags - one per grandchild
  • Index card or piece of paper - any size works, but for the first time to try this an 8x10 works well - one per grandchild
  • Scissors - one per grandchild
  • Bible
Gather your grandchildren - or call them on facetime or just over the phone if they are far away and hold up your piece of paper. Ask them if they believe you are able to cut a hole in the index card, or piece of paper, which will be large enough for you to walk through. Unless they have seen this project before, they will say, "no".

Tell them you are able to do it, then fold and cut - follow the directions you find at this link. Be sure to practice this project before you show it to your grandchildren! Your grandchildren are sure to be impressed! 

Show them how to do the project, then talk about how it may have seemed like an impossible thing for you and them to be able to cut a hole in a paper which was big enough to walk through, but it was not. Then talk about how while this was just a trick, nothing is really impossible for God - He is able to do everything and anything. Share with them the following verses . . . 
  • Jeremiah 32:17 - Ah, Lord God! It is You who have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for You.
  • Matthew 19:26 - But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
  • Ephesians 3:20, 21 - Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Share how you have been able to see God answer your prayers and do the impossible in your life, give your grandchildren the opportunity to share how God has answered their prayers and wrap up by praying for concerns, praising God for His great power and thanking Him for showing His power in your lives and answering your prayers.

This is a project your grandchildren are likely to remember; and when they do, they will be able to remember how nothing is impossible for God!

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