Children’s Prompt for Week 10 (Job’s Lament & Loss): Do you ever ask the question, “why?” I want you to think in your mind of a question that starts with “why…” You might think of a question like, “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do birds fly?” “Why do dogs wag their tails?” Think of a question and hold it in your mind. When you’re ready, raise your hand and share your ‘why’ question.
Today, our story is about a man named Job. Job had many ‘why’ questions for God. Job had suffered greatly and he asked God why these bad things had happened to him. Job didn’t always find answers for his questions, but he learned that God’s love for him was bigger than he could understand or imagine. It’s as if God is bigger than what we can hold in our brains. It’s ok to ask God our ‘why’ questions, for God loves us no matter what.