I was freaking out. I was supposed to give the Bible lesson at our biggest Bible club. But how could I talk in front of 80 kids or more, let alone keep their attention? Worse yet, this Bible club had a reputation of being one of the loudest and hardest groups to teach. I didn’t know how I was going to do it.
The first step in preparing for my Bible lesson was to study the corresponding passage of scripture. I began reading Daniel 3, the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace. These men chose to stand alone and follow God instead of obeying King Nebuchadnezzar. Though they faced death as their punishment for disobedience, they still obeyed God, and He rewarded them by saving them from the furnace. Stories like this have always inspired me.
After reading the passage, I started to get really excited about my Bible lesson, and brainstormed ideas on how I could make my lesson exciting for the kids. With the help of some friends, I came up with a fun introduction and some visual aids to illustrate the story.
Finally, the day of club came. I was anticipating a huge group of noisy, distracted children and envisioning myself yelling at the top of my lungs to keep their attention. I prayed that God would allow His peace to reign at Bible club, and asked Him to work a miracle in the hearts of the children.
As I gave the Bible lesson, I wasn’t nervous at all. He was speaking through me. The kids were listening and paying attention! Afterwards, I got to talk to several children who had questions about God.
This experience reminds me of God’s power and how He is in control. His power and peace will always reign. Carolyn Hills, Level 3
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