Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lesson 10: God Provides in the Wilderness (Moses and the Israelites)

4 provision cards

Do you remember how God's people escaped from the bad king? God parted the sea so His people could cross it. Then He closed the sea again so the king and his soldiers could not follow. God promised His people that He would take care of them. He also promised to lead them to a wonderful new land to live in. How did God's people know where God wanted them to go?

(show cloud card...the story is written on the back of the cards)

The land that God promised His people was very far way. They walked for days and days. During the day, God put a big cloud in front of them. The cloud was for them to follow so they knew the way to go. (show fire card)

At night God gave them fire. The fire was so they could see during the night. They walked in the day and in the night. The cloud was always there for God's people in the day. The fire was always there for them at night (show manna card).

The people got very tired and very, very hungry. They kept asking Moses, "when will we get there?" they said, "we're so hungry! When will we get food?" Moses told them God would send food. The next morning, God sent food! Outside, the ground was covered with food! It was white like bread and tasted sweet like sugar. They gathered the food and ate it. They called it "manna". Every day God gave them manna to eat (show water card).

  The people also got very thirsty. It was very hot and they walked and walked. The people asked Moses, "when will we find water? We're so thirsty!" Moses looked around. He could not find water. All he could see was a big rock. He prayed and asked God to give His people water. God told Moses, "take your stick and hit the rock." Moses obeyed God. He hit the rock with his stick. Then fresh, clean water came out of the rock! Everyone drank the water until they were full. God took good care of His people.

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The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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