By Eren Mckay
Filed under Sunday School Bible Crafts Curriculum - Christian Object Lessons
“Come on Johnny! Put your shoes on. We’re going to the hospital- mommy is going to have a baby!” said Daddy.
Johnny hurried to put on his shoes while thinking of all of the things he would do with his baby brother. For months he had been thinking what it would be like to look into his baby brother’s face. He had even drawn a picture of he and his brother as gift to give him when he was born. That day was finally here! Time to see the baby!
He put on his shoes and then ran to the car. As he got into the back seat he could hear his mommy groaning.
“Is mommy going to be okay, daddy?” asked Johnny.
“Oh yes she’ll be fine, Johnny” said Daddy quickly.
Daddy looked at mommy and tried to calm her down:
“Breathe, honey- we’ll be there in just 5 minutes.”
The hospital was really close to their home so in 5 minutes they got there. The nurses took Mrs. Mendez straight to the delivery room.
Johnny waited with daddy in the waiting room.
Daddy called grandpa and grandma and all of the family to tell them of this great news. Soon everyone arrived at the hospital and waited for news from the delivery room.
The nurse came out to the lobby where they were waiting and said:
“Congratulations! You have a healthy baby boy of 9 pounds!
You can go into their room and see them now.”
The whole family went into the room excitedly. Johnny looked to the side of his mommy’s bed and saw a crib next to her and little bundle in that crib.
When he got near the crib- he began to smile.
“What a beautiful baby!” he thought.
Johnny looked at that cute little face with such a small nose! He knew he would always take care of his baby brother- he felt such love for him.
“Look grandpa- he’s sooo little!” he said.
“Yes Johnny – when we are first born we are really little. We are also very, very dependent on everyone else for everything. When babies are first born they need someone around all the time. They need help even to turn over- they don’t have the strength yet to do even that” said grandpa.
“Where are his teeth- how is he going to chew?”
“Oh his teeth won’t come out for another 6 months.” said grandpa.
“How in the world will he chew?” asked Johnny.
Daddy saw that Johnny was confused on how his baby brother would be able to eat so he tried to explain.
“He won’t chew- he will only drink milk right now. When we are really little we depend on everyone for a whole lot of things.
The truth is that even after we grow up we still are dependent on many things” daddy explained.
“Really, daddy?! You don’t seem to need much- you’re so strong and big!” Johnny exclaimed.
Daddy chuckled when he saw that Johnny thought he was so strong.
“Let’s go out in the lobby so your mom can sleep and I’ll explain more to you.
Daddy got a Bible and went with Johnny to the lobby and sat on a comfortable sofa
“You see Johnny- I need things just like all human even when they become adults. The most someone can go without water is 3 days- the most time we can go without breathing is only a few minutes. We need food, water, shelter and so many things.
But I know of someone who doesn’t need anything at all” said daddy.
“Who daddy? Is he a superhero?!” Johnny really wanted to know who was this “superperson”!
“No, superheroes are not real – they are made up. I know of someone REAL who needs nothing at all.” Daddy explained.
“Who daddy? Tell me!” asked Johnny again.
“The only one who doesn’t need anything at all is God. The Almighty God. He doesn’t need anything or anyone. In His Word we find that he called himself the I Am. A long time ago. God spoke through a burning bush to a prophet called Moses and said:
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
That means that He simply IS – He doesn’t need absolutely anything.” Explained daddy.
“WOW! God sure is awesome!” exclaimed Johnny.
“Look Johnny. Look at this verse in the book of Isaiah:
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.
This verse means that He never gets tired and there is no way to even measure his greatness.
“So He is super powerful, right dad?” asked Johnny.
“Oh yes- He is All powerful. He exists by His own power. He is the only one who doesn’t need anything to exist.
He is awesome and great and no one else is like Him.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Neither is worshiped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
Johnny thought about the verse and said:
“That means that all things exist because of Him. Like He is the source of life- he doesn’t need anything to live. Everything and everyone else needs Him to exist –right?”
“Right son- you understood the verse really well. I’m sure you’ll be able to teach your little brother great things about God.”
“Let’s say a prayer and thank God for giving us life and for giving us a precious new member to our family.
Thank you for giving us life. We understand that we are totally dependent on You and not self sufficient. Please help us to be humble and never think that we are fine on our own. We want to thank you for the wonderful blessing of our new baby in our lives. Please bless his life and help Johnny to be a great big brother to him.
In Jesus’ name, Amen”
“Let’s go see if mommy woke up.” said daddy
“Okay-let’s go.” said Johnny.
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