The Bible says:
John 1:18 "No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is truly God and is
closest to the Father, has shown us what God is like." (CEV)
Only when people who could see it told us what it was like, could we
get a better idea.
Jesus is like that. He came to earth as a person to show people what
God is like. His teachings, his stories and everything he did was like
living out a description of what God is like.
All of that is recorded in the Bible – so we can look in there to
see what God is like through reading about Jesus.
Give a written a description of the picture to the 'describing child'
to read out to blindfolded child. We can also read the Bible to see
more of what God is like, because it comes from Him.
2 Timothy 3:16
"Everything in the Scriptures is God's Word. All of it is useful for
teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them
how to live." (CEV)
To child – Do you have a pretty good idea of what the picture
you’re holding is like? Do you think it will be different to what
you expect? Take off blindfold and describe changed picture in mind.
For those who decide to trust God and follow his way, we still don’t
have a perfect picture of God. But the Bible promises us that we will
see Him face to face one day and understand what He is like.
"Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later
we will see him face to face. We don't know everything, but then we
will, just as God completely understands us." (CEV)
So if you ever wonder what God is like, what do you do?
1 – Look around you at what He has made. What does that tell you
about His character?
2 – Read about Jesus in the Bible – He was a picture of God on
earth that we can learn from.
3 – Read God’s Word, the Bible.
4 – Decide to trust God and do what He wants you to. You are
guaranteed to see Him face to face one day, and He will be more
amazing than you can imagine!
Finish with Blindfold game – all children blindfold themselves and
have to play ‘tag’ – can’t give out names – only physical
descriptions. They must correctly identify 5 others before removing
blindfolds. When removed, they help lead others who are blindfolded
and give them clearer descriptions. When all have removed blindfolds,
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