CalvaryKids (of all ages), show us your CAR!
Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘From zero to 60?’ When people discuss how fast a car can accelerate, they measure the time it takes for it to speed up to 60 mph from a complete stop.
Imagine two cars racing. They are at the start line, the drivers with their foot on the brake. The horn blows and the drivers step hard on the gas! The first car speedometer to hit 60 mph has the fastest acceleration.
A lot of race cars can get from zero to 60 in under 6 seconds, but the really fast ones can do it in 2-3 seconds. Now, that’s fast!
In our lesson today, in James 1:19, we learn we are to be ‘slow to anger’.
Think about a time when you’ve been mad, really mad. How quickly did you get angry? Was it like the really fast cars, and you went from zero (not mad at all) to 60 (super mad) in only 2 seconds?!
When we get mad, it’s because of another emotion that’s so strong it triggers anger before we even realize it. We could be scared, hurt or lonely, but the anger takes over and we can’t think of anything besides how mad we are.
Fortunately, we can apply the brakes on our anger. When we feel it accelerating, we can brake and slow it down. This will help us think about our feelings and then we can talk to others about them. This will help us to be slow to anger, like God is saying here in James 1:19.
To remind yourself to apply the brakes and be slow to anger, create your own CAR! You can draw it, cut it out of paper or use something like a paper plate. Whatever you choose, don’t forget the rain drops, and remember to SHOW US YOUR CAR!
Then post a picture on social media with #calvaryphxwatchparty