Do you have a fear of heights? If you do, you might not want to walk out on the glass sky deck of the Willis Tower in Chicago. The engineering might be fully trustworthy, but people’s natural fears can easily take over.
Share this video with your students [3:11; start at 2:10].
“Skydeck Chicago Virtual Tour”
- Would you be able to walk out on a ledge like this? (Let students share their personal impressions.)
- The engineers are 100% certain the ledge is safe for people to walk on, but some visitors are still freaked out. Why? (Sometimes our emotions override what we know to be true. We have a hard time trusting the structural integrity of something that seems impossible.)
- If you had been involved in the design and construction of this bridge, would you be afraid to stand on it? Why would your reaction be different from the average tourist? (When you are the designer, you know how it all works. When you’re a spectator, you have to trust the engineers who built it.)
God is the designer of all things—big and small. He controls the universe and knows how everything works together. We, on the other hand, have to trust Him without always knowing all the details. Our job is to trust and obey. This week’s lesson will introduce us to Jeremiah, a guy who faced some pretty scary unknowns as he shared the truth about God.