Lesson 14 : God’s love – our stronghold

….after some beautifully read prayers by the children, we started our lesson today by discussing what a ‘stronghold’ is: Castle, houses, safe places, mosquito nets, moats… a whole lot of ideas came up. 🙂 We then looked at today’s quote by Bahá’u’lláh, where the word ‘stronghold’ came from:

“O Son of Being! My love is My stronghold; he that entereth therein is safe and secure, and he that turneth away shall surely stray and perish.” 

Does that mean, by having God’s love in our hearts, we are safe and secure, like in a stronghold/a castle/a safe place…? We certainly think so. And because God’s love is with us no matter where we are, we felt that is definitely a comforting thought.

Our craft for today was making a House of Peace, a stronghold, where we can be safe and happy – have a look at the busy work of the children (you can download a pdf of the house craft here if you’d like to replicate it):

 (sorry, I forgot the camera again – the mobile phone pics are just a bit blurry….)

After crafts, we read the story about the 3 little Fish, from Ruhi Book 3 – always a favourite with the children, and then finished off with singing “Blessed is the spot” again. Even our youngest participant, really got into the music part of class 🙂

See the whole lesson here – or check them out on the Lesson Page, where you’ll find all pdfs. Have a fabulous week everyone and see you next Sunday!

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2 responses to “Lesson 14 : God’s love – our stronghold”

  1. Jo Leahy says :

    George and I chatted all the way home about the class today, especially about Unity within the family the house the children made was a fantastic teaching tool.
    I am looking forward to our house being sickness free so we can attend regulary. Nita loves the music but she is a slight distraction!

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