For our older Junior Church Members
Grab the popcorn and gather round to watch this classic Rob Bell video - Rain
From Rob Bell: Things don’t always work out the way we want them to, or the way we think they will. Sometimes we don’t even see it coming. We get hit with some form of pain out of nowhere leaving us feeling desperate and helpless. That’s the way life is. Still, it makes us wonder how God can let these things happen to us. How God can just stand by and watch us suffer. Where is God when it really hurts? Maybe God is actually closer to us than we think. Maybe it’s when we’re in these situations, where everything seems to be falling apart. that God gets an opportunity to remind us of how much he really loves us.
Some questions you may wish to discuss together…
1. Have you ever had one of those moments in your life that is so beautiful you just want to freeze it? If you could freeze a moment, what moment would that be?
2. What are some of the storms in your life? Is it raining now? Do you think God intentionally puts us through trials? Isn’t there an easier way for us to learn?
3. Have you ever felt like God failed to come through for you? Looking back, do you still feel that way?
4. There’s a false, twisted idea among religious people that somehow you’ve got to have it all together to have a relationship with God. Do you ever act like everything is okay even when it isn’t? Why do we do this?