Activity Bible Time Influence Others Drawing/Dramatization Experience

Day 2: You are God's Masterpiece!

Because GOD IS THE CREATOR KING, I know He made me special! I can trust His plan for me!
Amy and Her Blue Eyes

Amy desperately wanted blue eyes. Every time she looked in the mirror and saw her brown eyes staring back at her, she asked God to make them blue. Everyone else in her family had blue eyes, and Amy could not imagine how God had slipped up and given her brown ones.

As Amy grew up, her eyes remained the same shade of brown, no matter how hard she bargained with God to turn them blue. Her desire to have brown eyes was eventually replaced by a greater desire: telling people about Jesus. One morning in church, Amy learned about people in India who needed God's love, and God filled her with a great desire to share His love with them. So while she was still a young woman, Amy traveled thousands of miles from her family in England to live among the women of India.

The women of India cover their mouth and nose when they are in public. Amy wanted to honor those customs, so she also wore a scarf across her mouth and nose. After she had put the scarf in place, she looked in the mirror. What she saw took her breath away: a brown-eyed Indian-looking woman staring back at her. Her brown eyes made her look just like the women she was trying to share Jesus with! If she had had blue eyes, she would not have fit in, and the women would not have listened to what she had to say! Amy was thankful for her brown eyes from that day on!

God knew long before Amy Carmichael was born that He was going to send her to India. He knew that brown eyes would be better than blue eyes in India. She was perfectly created for God's perfect plan.

Each of us is God's masterpiece, and He is the Perfect Artist. Do you feel like a masterpiece?

When God creates a masterpiece, He considers much more than just how His works of art "look." His masterpieces are put together to fulfill an exciting destiny chosen by Him!

The Bible says:

We are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. ~Ephesians 2:10, Discover God Bible (NLT).

Sometimes life can be like a puzzle. Before a puzzle is put together, the pieces are scattered so that we don't know what the picture is. We are unsure of what the completed picture looks like and how we fit into the picture. But we can be sure God knows! He made us!

The Bible says:

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.~Psalm 139:14-15, Discover God Bible (NLT).

What is one thing you really like about yourself? (NOTE: You might need to help kids answer this by pointing out qualities you see in them that you like.)

What is one thing you would change about yourself if you could?

The Bible says:

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.~Romans 8:28, Discover God Bible (NLT).

When you think about the things you like and dislike, you have 2 choices:

Focus on yourself. If you choose to focus on yourself, the things you dislike about yourself can become obstacles that get in the way of you trusting God.

Focus on God. If you choose to focus on God, then every quality you have is an opportunity to see God work in and through whom He has created you to be.

How do you think He can work through the quality you really like about yourself?

What purpose might God have for the quality you don't really like? Have you seen Him use that quality already?

Why does it matter?

Because God is the Creator/King, I can be sure that I am His masterpiece and that He has a perfect plan for me! I will trust His plan for my life, even when it doesn't make sense to me!

Talk to God!

Tell God about the qualities you like and dislike about yourself. Ask Him to help you see them as opportunities, rather than obstacles, to watch Him work in and through you.

"ABIDE" for God is Creator King
Memory Verse Table Talk
AActivity … Family Fun Activities!
BBible Times … Exploring God's Word together
IInfluencing Others … how can you make a difference?
DDrawing/Drama … exploring your creative side!
EExperience … finding the teachable moments