We like to know everything. When there’s an accident, we are rubberneckers because we want to know what happened. Perhaps we are concerned for the possible injuries, but we also want to know what happened. When something big happens in the news, we want to know what happens. Some of us find ourselves glued to the television set. We like to know how everything works, and because of great advancements in technology we are able to see our heart as it pumps blood, research our family history with online records, and even search for information for school reports with a click of a mouse.
But we cannot know everything. We don’t have all of the answers right at the moment. There are times in our life when God’s plan does not make sense to us. We all have had those moments when we don’t understand. We often ask God for understanding. We often ask God why. We often seek answers.
Today’s passage asks why we try to understand everything as we walk along the path God has directed us to take. If we trust the Lord, where He takes us should be fine with us. We do not need to understand every little thing. We simply need to trust Him. We walk in faith trusting in His great, perfect plan. As you trust more and stop trying to know every single thing, you find more peace in the simplicity. Some of the pieces may not seem to all fit together, but one day God will show you the finished work. What a beautiful picture that will be for us!
“The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” – Proverbs 20:24 [NLT]
Jesus of Nazareth News Broadcast Skit
I actually wrote this skit for a college course. This skit can be used to accompany a Children’s Ministry lesson. The skit is a contemporary news broadcast type skit making reference to Jesus. I recommend for it to be used as an opener to a lesson on Jesus or the ministry of Jesus or the start of a series on the Gospels.
Please feel free to download and/or print the skit and the accompanying resource(s) and use for ministry purposes. If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact. Not for resale.
Characters: Jacob, Mary, Joseph, Josiah, Paul
Jacob: Next up, once again this Jesus of Nazareth has left us all with our jaws wide open
Mary: Yes Jacob, we have been hearing a lot about Jesus. For those of you who didn’t hear the previous reports, we will get you caught up.
Jacob: Jesus was here in Capernaum before, which caused quite a stir among the locals. To the amazement of a crowd, He spoke to a demon, commanding it to leave the body of a possessed man, and astonishingly, the evil spirit listened to that mysterious man……
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