LESSON 19: ENLIGHTENING UNDERSTANDING
O my God! O my God! Thou seest these children who are the twigs of the tree of life, the birds of the meads of salvation, the pearls of the ocean of Thy grace, the roses of the garden of Thy guidance.
O God, our Lord! We sing Thy praise, bear witness to Thy sanctity and implore fervently the heaven of Thy mercy to make us lights of guidance, stars shining above the horizons of eternal glory amongst mankind, and to teach us a knowledge which proceedeth from Thee.
Send A Postcard With The Prayer
The following ideas will assist you in presenting the quotation that the children are expected to memorize today:
Take ye counsel together in all matters, inasmuch as consultation is the lamp of guidance which leadeth the way, and is the bestower of understandingBahá’u’lláh
MEANING OF WORDS
Exert every effort
Strain every nerve
MEMORIZATION AID FOR QUOTE
The story today shows how consultation can be like a lamp, guiding people through difficult problems, leading to new solutions, greater understanding, and wonderful outcomes.
Draw any part of the story
DRAMA / GAMES
You can begin this period with selected warm-up exercises. Then explain to the children that the next activity will help them think about how consultation can guide us and lead us to insights we might not gain alone.
THERE IS A SONG IN DAY SPRING MAGAZINE THAT GOES LIKE THIS:
LETS FIND OUT WHAT EVERYONE IS THINKING ABOUT
MAKE LISTENING EARS
TAKE A VOTE
MAKE A POP-UP CARD WITH ALL THE WORDS FROM THE QUOTE.
MAKE A LAMP OF GUIDANCE
For the lapbook we made listening ears as an important part of consultation is listening. We also had a treasure hunt for the mystery animal with clues to find.
Get all the components for the lapbook for this lesson and the next 2 lessons here
O Son of Man! Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit theeThe Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh
Be thou happy and well pleased and arise to offer thanks to God, in order that thanksgiving may conduce to the increase of bounty.`Abdu’l-Bahá