September Editor’s Notes

Hello First Look Friends!

Fall is a time of change, and with that change often comes uncertainty. “What if my teacher doesn’t like me? What if my friends won’t play with me? What if mom forgets my snack?” Well, that’s the uncertainty in the lives of our preschoolers. What about the uncertainty in our adult lives? “What if I don’t have enough volunteers for promotion Sunday? What if the parents don’t like the new curriculum? What if nobody shows up?” Do those what-if’s sound familiar?

We all face uncertainty every day. It’s what we do with that uncertainty, where we look for help, that either creates worry or it doesn’t. The truth is, “I can do all things through Christ.” Philippians 4:13. ALL things. Not some things. Not the easy things. All things. “I can do all things through Christ.” He can help me do ANYTHING. His power is mighty enough that He can help me even with my biggest problems. When we face uncertainty, we needn’t worry. We need to look to our heavenly Father.

That’s what we’re teaching our preschoolers this month. God can help me do ANYTHING! What a powerful statement to have in your heart. God helped David save his sheep from a lion and a bear. Then, God helped David win battle after battle. God helped Samuel find the new king, and God helped Moses free His people from Pharaoh.

God did some amazing things in this month’s Bible stories. Amazing things. He HELPED each of these historical figures to do amazing things. They accomplished things with His help that they would never have been able to do alone. The same is true for us and for our preschoolers. When we truly believe that God can help us do anything, He will.

September’s Preview Video is on the First Look website, www.WhatIsOrange.org/firstlook. You can purchase a download of the video for your church’s use at www.ThereThinkStore.org. This product includes the script we used in case you want to record it yourself. The video is also available at https://Vimeo.com/WhatIsOrange/videos to imbed into your church blogs. Feel free to share the vision with everyone!

Our Wonder! Look at God’s Story DVD is available at www.ThereThinkStore.org, 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.

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
Orange

Tip of the Month: Now is the time to order your Toddler Posters for the new year’s curriculum. The new set starts with this September and correlates directly with the First Look curriculum.

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