Infinitely Better Than Fireworks

Today Americans celebrate the 4th of July, and all across the country millions of people will enjoy a traditional fireworks display. As you are gathered together, it’s fun to hear young and old alike express their fascination and excitement with clapping, cheering, and “ooh”s and “ahh”s. You can’t help but be wowed and amazed. But imagine for a moment bringing a child to a fireworks display and purposely putting a blindfold over his eyes, so that the spectacular display is hidden…absurd!

We have something infinitely greater than mere fireworks to display for our children. Something worthy of our highest “ahh”s and praise. Something that must not be hidden.

We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. (Psalm 78:4)

As A. W. Tozer explained, 

The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God until it is once more worthy of Him—and of her. In all her prayers and labors this should have first place. We do the greatest service to the next generation of Christians by passing on to them undimmed and undiminished that noble concept of God which we received from our Hebrew and Christian fathers of generations past.

(The Knowledge of the Holy—The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Lifecopyright©1961, page 4)

God’s glorious deeds, His might, and the wonders He has done are more awe-inspiring and soul-satisfying than anything else. Surely, our homes and classrooms should prioritize showing our children over and over again that God is…

Almighty

Attentive

Beautiful

Blessed (Happy)

Creator

Eternal

Faithful

Good

Glorious

Holy

Incomprehensible

Jealous

King

Love

Merciful

Omnipresent

Omniscient

Patient

Righteous

Savior

Self-Existent and Self-Sufficient

Sovereign

Spirit (Invisible)

Unchanging (Immutable)

Wise

Wrathful

…and more!

Is this the vision of God taught in your classrooms? At Truth78, we are serious about giving children a glorious vision of who God is, what He is like, and what He has done and is doing. That is why our curricula focus on acquainting children with the incomparable majesty of the triune God. That is why we prioritize biblical teaching and spiritual application over and above games and other fun activities. We want Sunday school classrooms to be places where children experience a type of “grand finale” as God’s Word is taught from a heart of worship and praise. By God’s grace, may there be more heart-felt clapping, cheering, and “ooh”s and “ahh”s as the children respond to the revelation of God and His “grand-finale” of the work of His Son in redeeming sinners, for His glory!

You can learn more about the values that undergird our curricula here.