Noah and his family were kept safe because they trusted and obeyed God.
God has promised to keep us safe if we trust Him.
Bible Story Reference: Genesis 7: 1-24
Proverbs 29: 25b(GNT)
If you trust the Lord, you are safe.
Ask the child to tell you about something they built or made – What did you use to make it? Was it difficult to make? Did anybody help you?
Review the previous story – What did Noah use to build the Ark? Do you think it was difficult to build? Why did he build it.
Emphasize that although it was a very difficult job, Noah built the Ark because God asked Him to. He obeyed God’s instructions completely.
Now Noah and his family were safe in the Ark. (Genesis 7: 6-7)
After seven days it began to rain. It rained and rained, day after day after day! All the grass and flowers were covered with water. The rivers and seas became great floods. (Genesis 7: 17-20) Explain that now it was too late for the people who had previously laughed at Noah and were outside the Ark.
Still the waters rose higher and higher. It covered houses, trees and even the highest mountains. (Genesis 7: 20 -21) Try to imagine how Noah and his family might have been feeling inside the Ark? What would have happened if Noah had not obeyed God?
Inside the Ark, Noah, his family and all the animals were safe! Because Noah had trusted and obeyed God, He was protecting them all. (Genesis 7: 23)
Explain to the child that God wants us to obey and trust Him too. God has promised to keep us safe too, if we trust and obey Him like Noah did.
How did Noah show that he believed God?
Who went into the Ark with Noah?
How long were they in the Ark before it began to rain?
How high did the waters rise?
Who was kept safe?
Why was Noah kept safe?
Who will keep us safe if we trust in Him?
Dear Jesus, thank you for keeping me safe.
Raindrop Paper Mobile
What You Need
Cut out different sizes of rain drop shapes on blue paper.
Use the glue to attach the raindrops on the strings. Play around with different patterns to interchange the sizes and colors.
To make the mobile double sided, glue a matching raindrop on the back of each raindrop so that they all are the same on both sides.