Today’s lesson is a really exciting one! The object lesson is so simple and easy to understand and yet holds such a powerful message! So many adults do not even understand why we were created. For me, today’s lesson is fundamental and I tried my best to make sure my kids got it. If they get it, there will be so many opportunities in the future to refer back to this lesson and remind them that all we have to do is simply look to Christ and reflect. Simply behold. Behold and Reflect.
By Beholding we are changed. 2 Cor 3:18
As we reviewed yesterday’s lesson, out came our prism and cd … and unexpectedly we managed to make a rainbow on our faces! It fitted in perfectly with today’s lesson: Behold and Reflect!
I am looking forward to a beautiful winter to come of many rainbows to keep re-enforcing this precious lesson!
Before you begin the new lesson, always briefly review what you have learnt so far:
- how a prism/rainbow works
- object lesson
- different colours and their character meanings
All the notes I used for today’s lesson, can be downloaded from this pdf and fall under the section entitled ‘Day 3’. We started out by going through page 2 of the Rainbow Covenant together. I wrote up a summary on the whiteboard for them to copy into their workbooks (I know – I write skew!) and we did some pasting in…
I have told my girls to make their Rainbow Covenant Workbook super-beautiful. I have told them that it must be so beautiful and special, that when Jesus comes again, they would be pleased to show it to Him.
We are made from the dust (mud) of the ground. We are the plastered wall. Could we not show the glory of God which is refracted to us through Jesus? The wall is not able to make a rainbow by itself. We are not able to be truly beautiful like Jesus or God by ourselves. All we can do is have our hearts open and ready to receive the beautiful light coming from God through Jesus. That is why we were created: to reflect God’s character for others to see.
Would you like to make a covenant with God and reflect His character to others?
The universe is waiting for a generation of people to display the FULL beauty of Christ’s character. “And who knoweth whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
My girls love the story of Esther, and I really tried to get this lesson to reach their hearts. I kept it as simple as I could and then asked them if they would be willing to make a personal covenant with the Lord. “Only make this covenant if you really truly mean it” Then I asked them to look up Matthew 5:37:
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
I reminded them, “Only make this covenant if you really truly mean it… Let your ‘Yes’ be your ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be your ‘No’. Would you be willing to make a covenant with the Lord?… Take some time to go and think about it privately, then come back and let me know.”
I printed out the Covenant promise page for them. We had a few options of how we wanted to ‘colour’ in our rainbows: we could tear up little pieces of coloured paper – by the way, it’s a great idea to get paint sample colour pages from any local hardware store to start a collection of beautiful coloured paper for arts and crafts projects! Or we could take cotton wool and dip it in water colours/ink. We went with tearing up coloured paper and our covenant promise pages came out looking great!
Dear Moms – what a blessing it would be to join your children in this activity and make your own personal commitment to the Lord. Practice holding each other accountable in the days to come!
And that brings us to the end of Day 3 of our Rainbow Covenant Lessons. We hope you have been enjoying them and are encouraged to make your own special covenant with the Lord!
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