August’s Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

Choices. We have to make them EVERY day. Do I want to wear this pair of shoes or that pair of shoes? Do I want this sandwich or that sandwich for lunch? Those types of choices aren’t life altering, but some of the choices we make are. Do I want to take this job or do I want to move and take that job? That’s a big decision. And, where can we go for help making that decision? Why, God, of course. Because God knows what’s best for me.

Now, preschoolers aren’t deciding where they need to move yet, but they are making some important decisions in their world. Should I obey mom? Should I share with Suzy? Even they can look to God for help with answers. We want to teach them to look to Him now with the easier stuff (although it’s not easy for them) so they will look to Him for the harder stuff later in life.

Preschoolers will see how God knew what was best for our Bible friends so many years ago as they investigate the stories of Adam and Eve, Jonah, Naamen, and Joshua and Caleb. While visiting these stories, we will discuss the hard choices they had to make and that the best results always came when they chose what God wanted them to do. Because (say it with me) God knows what’s best for me.

Shea is in the clubhouse this month to host our Wonder! Look at God’s Story DVD. She’s having a hard time making the right choice this month. Maybe the kids can help her after they learn the Bottom Line! The Wonder! DVD is available at The reThink Store, and you can even sign up for a monthly subscription. Use this DVD to supplement a live Storyteller and/or Host for the Make It True section of the curriculum.

August’s Preview Video will be on the First Look website. Also, you can purchase a download of the video for your church’s use at The reThink Store. This product includes the script we used in case you want to record it yourself. If you’d like to embed the video into your church blog, we have it available on Vimeo. Feel free to share the vision with everyone!

Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give preschoolers a “first look” at the God who loves them, made them, and wants to be their friend forever.

Kathy Hill
Editor in Chief, First Look
The reThink Group

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