Opposition in All Things
It is often the opposition in our lives, that we all are not too found of, that end up being the very things that change us forever. If we let it, the opposition can shape us into a more complete and holy person, more like our Father in Heaven. How do we teach our children that opposition, as tough as it can be, is essential for them? The lesson this week will expand their understanding of this truth.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "I Am a Child of God"
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Ask children to call out the opposite of each of these words after you say them: “Up” (down), “hot” (cold), “big” (small), “fast” (slow), “darkness” (light).
Explain that Heavenly Father wants us to have opposites because they teach us a lot and help us to grow!
Invite children to lie down on the ground. Explain that gravity is a force that is pulling them down to the earth. Invite them to lie there for a minute and feel the power of gravity holding them down - their arms, their legs, their head, etc.
Now ask the children:
Are you stronger than the gravity? Are you strong enough to stand up, even when gravity is trying to pull you down?
Invite the children to show their strength by slowly standing up!
Now discuss the following questions:
1) What power was pulling you down? (Gravity)
2) What power did you use to stand up? (Muscles)
3) What would happen if you tried to stand up in outer space where the