In his poetic way the psalmist explores the truth that he can not escape God vertically v. I appreciate all the time you spent making the hearts and your willingness to share. Say, Think about all the wonderful things that God has made. Put left hand to your eye, then your ear during the next lines. The psalms were written in the Hebrew language and we translated them into English.
But when you think about how much God loves you and cares for you, it can help you to feel better. Erase one word from the bible verse and have the students repeat it again. Is there any place where you cannot see? He knows that we have these feelings. It includes the verses about being knit together in your mother's womb and being fearfully and wonderfully made. He knows about our habits and quirks. That means He is always with us, no matter what.
Did some of his choices hurt the people around him? Pair students off and help them trace one another. You know everything about us: when we get up in the morning and when we go to bed at night, when we feel lonely and when we are happy. However, in verse 19 the psalm seems to change. You were made in an amazing way! When Jesus came to the earth He limited Himself to being only in one place at one time, because although He was God He also made Himself to be a human. It is also hard for us to be known that completely. In just one minute many different thoughts crossed their minds. You know when I sit down to rest and when I get up; You see my thoughts from heaven.
We will never completely understand God, because he is so awesome! Where can I go from your spirit? Not only that, but each of us is completely different! These will be used to display the memory verse and during the Hide-A-Word extension activity. How many grains of sand do you think are in the world? What does this mean for us today? You hear each thing I think and say. The God of the Universe is everywhere all at one time. You keep me safe wherever I go. These devotionals will help parents learn more about the psalms as they teach their children about praise, prayer, and lament. Is there any place where you cannot see? Who do you think knows you best? Although a mirror reflects our physical image, when we love others we reflect who God is. If I lie down where the dead are, you are there.
You know all about me. Who do you know really well?. God put you together when you were as tiny as a marble and even smaller! You perceive my thoughts from afar. And every thing I'll pray - Place your hands together. You have created us; teach us about your love today. One by one ask the children to find the stone that is theirs. This is called an image.
How many pets do you have? That is wonderful, isn't it? It protects your muscles, bones — all that is inside such as your heart, stomach and liver. Which words, the philosophers asked, are to be taken literally -- that is, which words have truth value as descriptors of, and modes of address to, God? Where can I hide from your presence? Tell the other children to look closely at the child and try to remember everything they see. The skin on your knuckles is quite stretchy. God knew exactly what He was doing when He made our bodies! Psalm 139 Devotional 3: I Am Wonderfully Made Like many families, we have lots of family photos. And he knows all my concerns.
Have each student use a teaspoon to measure one teaspoon into their small baggie. He deserves our praise because we are wonderfully made. Self-Portraits Distribute pieces of mural paper and pencils. I think the promise of being known completely by a loving and ever-present God is one of the greatest gifts we have to offer our children. Then look up the word imitate in a dictionary. When a student approaches the starting line they must use a teaspoon to scoop up some sand and then race to the vase and dump their sand in. What do you think that means? This has worked really well when we actually did it , but for our new , I wanted to try something a little different.
Fold the papers in half and cut on the diagonal lines. Everything that God has created is wonderful and so He believes that we are wonderful. How many thoughts do we have in one day? This psalm was added to the Bible like all the other books of the Bible because what he wrote was given to him from God. You may want to have a look at some of the other versions out there, such as The Message which you can find on. The psalms are very very old songs and poems that the Israelites used to use when they talked about or prayed to God. Thumb 'lies down', then gets up and wiggles. Print out the pattern onto bright colors of paper.
He wants God to see his loyalty and love for Him. Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. I wanted to include a psalm in Stories on the Way and Psalm 139 is one of my favourites. Encourage children to look at each other's snowflakes. If you took all the sand from all the world and counted each small grain of it; God would still have more thoughts than all of that! Once a child asks a question, he gets to guess what the animal might be, and then the next child gets to ask a question. David welcomed these times so he could have a better relationship with God. Read v 3b Did you know that God watches over everything you're doing.
A few years later we had twins, so for a while our family pictures showed five people. Likewise, his thoughts towards us and about us are wonderful and good. What is your middle name? Allow the students to respond. Get Thriving Family delivered to your home by to it for a gift of any amount. Click the button below to continue. You can find it by visiting ignitermedia. Make encouraging comments, such as how carefully they worked on their creatures.