I have provided a basic outline, not a word-for-word format, because your children will enjoy hearing things from your perspective. Their answers and understanding will dictate how deep your conversations go and how long you may spend on each activity. Feel free to pick and choose. Have fun!
Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Bible Adventure
Owls: God is Wise and Omniscient
Intro: Have you ever seen an owl? What do you know about owls? Since ancient times, owls have been thought of as wise creatures. Perhaps it’s those big eyes and the fact that they can almost turn their heads completely around that makes us think they can see everything and are taking in all the facts. You must also admire their amazing hunting skills.
Here is an interesting article about owls.
Thoughts to Ponder: Owls are thought of as a source of wisdom in the western world today. Some scientists argue that they are not really very wise at all. Unlike owls, when we truly know God, there is no denying His wisdom.
- When is a time you have needed wisdom?
- Has there ever been a time that you thought you knew the right thing to do, but you made the wrong choice?
- How can we become wiser like God?
Prayer: Dear God, please help us to become more wise, like you. The Bible says that if we lack anything, we just need to ask. (James 1:5) Please give us wisdom in all we do. Amen!
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.” Job 12:12 HCSB
We gain wisdom by listening to those older and wiser than us–parents, grandparents, teachers.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 ESV
Ultimate wisdom is found in God. We shouldn’t be upset when corrected, but instead listen to the advice we are given.
Do not abandon wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will keep you safe.” Proverbs 4:6 GNT
- What is one area that you would like to have more wisdom in?
- What is an area that you have already grown wiser in than you once were? How did you gain wisdom?
- If you have toddlers or preschoolers, you may want to sing “A Wise Old Owl.” It’s a fun little song, but it does make you consider how to become wise.
- Younger elementary students might enjoy “The Wisdom Song.” You may want to make sure your kids are familiar with the story of King Solomon.
- “Perfect Wisdom of Our God,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty, paints a beautiful picture of why our God is so wise.
Prayer: Pray to God, asking Him to help each member of your family become more wise in the particular areas they mentioned.
- Get one of these adorable owls to remind you to study your Bible.
- Make some yummy owl treats.
Spread the Love:
- The Bible is full of wisdom. Pick a verse to write on a card and send to a friend who might need to hear it. Bonus if you make an owl card!
- Make an owl treat bag, attach a verse, and send it to a friend.
Check out owls on my Fall Pinterest Board for more ideas.
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