Grades 3-6 Lesson 16 Handout for Sunday School
Moses: To Everything There Is a Time   
       To Everything there is a Time, by Lisa DeVinney                                                                                         
Memory Verse:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Key verses or thoughts for this week: 
“And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.”  Exodus 2:23

“And whatever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”  John 14:13-14

Activity to do at home:
This week, I’d like you to think about whether there’s anything you’ve prayed about, and perhaps got discouraged because it seems like God didn’t answer you.  Then consider the possibility that the answer is on its way…but it just isn’t the right time, yet.  If this has happened to you, why not take a moment and thank God for doing things in His own way and time.  And begin trusting that if what you’ve asked Him for is best for you, that the answer is, perhaps even now, on the way!

Devotional Poem:  Perfect Timing

God’s timing’s always perfect;
Not too soon, or too late.
But it can be frustrating
When His answer is, “wait.”

It’s  then we must remember
That God is on the throne;
And His ways are much greater
And higher than our own.

So we must trust His timing,
And in this promise rest –
That He is God Almighty,
So His timing is best!

Suggested Prayer:  Thank You, Lord, for including the story of Moses and the Israelites in Your Holy Word.  And thank You for teaching me that You do answer prayer, even though sometimes the answer may be delayed for a long time.  Help me not to lose heart as I wait for You to answer.  And help me to remember to thank You when the answer does come…even if it isn’t exactly when and what I had hoped for.  You know best, Lord.  So I’ll trust you to do just that, when the time is right.  Amen.

Lisa DeVinney, Januarry 26, 2020