Helping Children Learn About God's Sovereignty

8 September 2016
 Categories: Education & Development, Blog


Christian school is all about giving your child a fulfilling education that also promotes a Christian lifestyle. One of the most important lessons your child needs to learn is the sovereignty of God, a lesson that can be tricky for many. Here's how you can help.

What Is His Sovereignty?

Before teaching your child about His sovereignty, it's worth understanding what it is yourself. You might have an idea of what it is or even fully understand already. If so, you can skip this section. However, if you don't, you should continue reading. Sovereignty refers to the fact that God created and rules the entire universe, from the smallest insects on the ground to the largest stars in the sky.

Grasping His sovereignty is an important part of fully grasping the full nature of God and His rule over us all. Teaching this to children early in life will help them become stronger and more accepting Christians later in life. While it will be taught in their Christian school, it is also worth teaching them a few lessons at home.

Simple Ways Children Can Understand

Children are typically very open to the concept of God, but may have a hard time fully grasping His incredible reach and influence. It is often difficult for them to truly understand that He affects every aspect of creation.

One of the best ways to impress this into their life is through simple activities that can be integrated into every day life. A few ways you can help children understand God's sovereignty include the following:

  • Comparing God to one of their favorite superheroes, pinpointing all their powers, and stating that God can do all of that and more – tapping into a common cultural icon like this can give a unique perspective to the topic that children can understand
  • Taking a walk through the forest and pointing out all the animals, plants, rocks, and other aspects of nature – mention that all of these beautiful aspects of creation were designed and willed into being by God and his all powerful nature
  • Opening up a science book and discussing interesting things in there that capture the child's imagination – such as space – and discuss how God created all of this science and even scientific laws which we don't yet understand

Make sure that you give your child a chance to react to this information and talk to you about it. They are likely to have an opinion that they'll want to share with you. Don't be afraid to let them speak their mind and engage with them in a positive way. This can help prepare them for the rigors of Christian education, such as Bethany Lutheran School.