Life is like a crazy carpet ride

Physical activity

Take your kids tobogganing or to a water slide! On the way home, use the questions for discussion to open up a conversation on trusting God when life becomes unpredictable.

Questions for discussion
  • Which sled run or water slide was your favourite?
  • Which do you prefer: a sled that you can steer, or one that does not have a steering wheel?
  • Which do you think would be scariest: riding with your eyes closed, or with them open?
  • What kind of routines do you do every morning?
  • Are there any other kinds of routines you follow almost every day?
Key concepts

The familiar things we do each day are called “routines.” Routines are comfortable because they make life predictable: we know what to expect. Not knowing what lies ahead can make us uncomfortable or even frightened.

Trusting God is like riding down a toboggan run with a parent who is steering the sled, or like sliding down a water slide with your mom or dad. Most kids feel safer when a parent is with them. Another name we use for God is “Heavenly Father.” He is always with us. We can feel comfort and peace, even when life gets “slippery,” because we know that God is in control of our lives and the entire universe.

Note: After your discussion, pray and thank God for knowing and planning the future. Let Him know that you are willing to go along for the ride.

Relevant Scripture

Jeremiah 10:23 “I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”