There are so lessons for your [tag]Sunday school curriculum[/tag] from [tag]King David[/tag]. David remains one of the most famous and popular Kings in Israel’s history. Yet he attested to the fact that his greatest powers came from above and not from himself.
He was contented to leave things in the Lord’s hands when he probably had the power, might, and popularity to kill people who rose up against him. It’s easy to return evil for evil. It’s hard to turn away, seek no revenge, and put the matter in God’s hands. But God does not disappoint. He always rewards us in the long run.
We’re going to talk about how awful it feels when someone says something mean to us, and we know we’re supposed to be kind to almost everyone. The memory of being embarrassed, it’s kind of like having a hundred bats in your face.
Have you heard the expression, “I’ve got Bats in the Attic?” It means we have a memory that we can’t get rid of – and not a good memory. It’s generally something embarrassing that we wish didn’t happen. We think of it for years. Let’s talk about what to do if we’re embarrassed in public and what it feels like. Generally it feels like bats in our faces.
We need to try to get rid of the nasty bat and replace him with something good. Giving bad memories to God to handle for us brings us peace. Often in Bible stories when there was peace, or when God wanted to show he was near, people would see a dove. We can replace the bat with the dove–God’s sign of peace.