Lately, I find myself reflecting more and more on these words from the hymn, “This Is My Father’s World”:
This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
These few simple words carry an inexhaustible and unshakeable source of hope. They remind us of an often forgotten rock-solid reality—God is the ruler yet! As our children and grandchildren increasingly face a hostile world, one that seems “oft so strong,” what will come to mind? What thoughts will lead and guide them? Will they reflect upon the glorious truth that God is, indeed, the ruler yet? And furthermore, will they know and understand the nature and extent of that rule so that they will have unswerving confidence in Him no matter what the circumstances in their lives and world? That is why it is so crucial for our children to learn of God’s providence—His active rule over all things.
There are at least 24 things we should teach them about God’s providence:
Each one of these concepts is presented and explored in the curriculum titled, My Purpose Will Stand: A Study for Children on the Providence of God (Grade Range: 5-7, 40 lessons). Click here for the lesson scope and sequence for the curriculum. Or, especially for families, consider the book, God’s Providence, a devotional tool adapted from the curriculum.