AWANA is a great opportunity for children to learn the scriptures and have fun while doing it! Through out our year we will celebrate "theme" nights that will focus on various areas and serve as reminders of how we are to reflect Christ. Check back each month to see what our theme is and how we can apply it to our lives as belivers in Christ!
This week, using F.R.O.G. (Fully Relying On God) night, we want to focus on trusting in God for everything in our lives. In Psalm 56:11, David, in a time of great danger, tells us, "In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid." And also in Proverbs 3:5, Solomon, David's son, tells us to, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
So when do we trust in God? All the time.
Why do we trust in God? Because He knows what we need and what is best for us.
Crazy Hair Night
This week, using crazy hair night, we want to focus on the sovereignty of God; that God controls the timing and the circumstances of everything, even such insignificant events as the death of a sparrow. In Matthew 10:29-31, Jesus tells us, “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Goofy Glasses Night
Our goofy glasses are to remind us of our eyes, and the need to see things clearly. "Eyes" are noted many times in the scriptures, both our eyes and the Lord's eyes, but for this week, we want to focus on our eyes. First, in Psalm 119:18, the psalmist asks, "Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law." Just as the psalmist, we also need to request this from God, that we might better see and understand God's instructions. Secondly, in Hebrews 12:2, the writer reminds us who we need to keep our eyes on, "Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."