Begin today’s lesson by discussing with your class the increase of limited-edition products in the modern marketplace.
- What’s the longest you’ve ever had to wait for something? What was it? Was it worth the wait? (Answers will vary; be prepared to share your own experience if you have one.)
In the last few years, the level of exclusive consumerism in the world has increased rapidly. With clothing brands like Supreme, Anti-Social Social Club, and BAPE purposefully restricting product availability in order to increase hype around its products, fans are more than ever being forced to wait in extremely long lines if they want to wear the latest brands. And fashion isn’t the only industry using this tactic to create buildup.
- Before COVID-19, people would camp outside stores for days to buy new products such as the latest iPhone. Would you ever camp out in front of a store or wait outside for days just to be the first to own something? Why or why not?
- What kinds of things would you be willing to wait this long for? What have you waited in line for? (Answers will vary; be prepared to share your own experience if you have one.)
Waiting for something that has been promised is an incredibly difficult thing to do. In fact, for human beings it is one of the things we are worst at. But waiting is exactly what God has called us to do. In today’s lesson, we’ll look at how God has instructed us to remain patient until He returns, and understand what we should be doing in the meantime.