Bake Off: It's Worth The Wait
Patience is waiting until later for what you want now.
If you don’t wait, it could cost you.
For week three, we go to Genesis 25:24-34, where we find one of the best examples of what happens when you’re not patient—the story of Esau. After a hunting trip, Esau was exhausted and hungry! And wouldn’t you know, his brother Jacob had a pot of stew cooking on the fire. Jacob takes advantage of this situation and offers a bowl in exchange for Esau’s inheritance. Turns out, Esau couldn’t resist. He lost something extremely valuable all because he was impatient.
If you don’t wait, it could cost you. Through the story of Esau, we pray that kids will discover why it’s important to have patience and wait. We will face moments when we want to rush and take the first choice that comes our way, but that might not be God’s best for us. We pray kids will discover that when they wait, they can experience something even better than they can imagine.