Use this free object lesson message to teach children from Psalm 139 and how God knows everything about us. Watch the demonstration below as you prepare to share in your Sunday School or Kids Church. You can also download the complete Sunday School lesson on Psalm 139.
Trust the Creator!
Children’s Message on the Comfort of Psalm 139
Main Objective: Psalm 139 is a beautiful reminder that God knows us inside and out, better than we know ourselves. He has created us and loves us, and we can’t even begin to understand the depth of that care. God does wonderful and amazing things in nature and in our lives. Living in awe of His wonder and mystery should increase our love for Him. This message relates this level of knowledge to the understanding a creator has about a created thing. If we want to know how something works, we go to the manufacturer. The One who knows most about us is the Creator!
Law/Gospel Theme: There is great comfort and peace in recalling that we are made, known, and loved by the God of the universe. He is mighty and powerful and the creator of all things, and yet He cares for us as individuals. God knows our thoughts and understands us inside and out. He knit us together and designed us with purpose. We can rest assured that we are valuable and loved, no matter what we might do or not do. We have worth because of God’s love, and He will guide us in our lives.
Optional Materials: (Optional) Small items that require technical skill to operate or are complex in nature.
Bible Passage: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Message: Note: As with most messages, the details of how you choose to communicate this are adaptable and should cater to timing as well as to your audience and student needs.
Children’s Sermon from Psalm 139
Greet children with one or two items that would require special knowledge or expertise to understand.
Hello, Children of God!
Do you know how things work? If you wanted to know more about something, who would you ask for information? For instance, let’s say I have this (produce some sort of item that has parts and complexities). If it wasn’t working quite right, or I wanted to understand more about it, what could I do? Maybe I could look up information online, I suppose. But I’d probably have to somehow contact the people who made it, right? The manufacturer would have the best and most detailed information that could help me understand all of the details of how it works. Or if I had a problem with my phone or computer, I could get in touch with someone who made it or is an expert, and ask about how I might be able to resolve the issue.
These people know about the products because they have put them together, and it is helpful to rely on them for help and information. Who knows the most about YOU? If you had questions or problems about your life, who could you turn to for hope and help? Well, the One who made you knows most about you. God knows you better than you know yourself, in fact. The Lord has made you and loves you more than you can understand.
In the Bible, we hear in the Psalms some beautiful and comforting reminders of how much we matter to God. Psalm 139 tells us that God knit us together, putting us together like a quilter sews, and forming each one of our parts with special care. He knows us inside and out. We sometimes feel confused and maybe don’t fully understand our own thoughts or emotions. But God knows them. He made us with them. God’s love and knowledge are so vast and great that we cannot fathom Him fully. He is a mystery, which is wonderful and peace-bringing. God knows everything about anything, but He also cares for us as individuals. He has plans and purposes for our lives. He made all of our parts with care and with intention. He knows what will come and promises to be with us through all things. Do you know how many hairs are on your head? Or how all of your insides are working? Probably not…but God knows! We can go to Him with our fears and frustrations, with our questions and our joys, and He understands all of them. He is present with us now and will never ever leave us. This can bring tremendous hope as we journey through life. We don’t always understand things. But HE has all of the answers, and will guide us through every step of things.
Let’s say a prayer now to thank God for making us and loving us.
Children’s Prayer Moment
(Have kids repeat each line)
Thank you for making us and caring for us
You understand us and know us better than we can imagine
Help us to trust in you and give thanks for your presence
Thank you for your love
We love you, God!
In Jesus name, Amen!
Bible Verses/story to Reference:
O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you. -Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18