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Trust and Obey

The Wombat Down Under

Memory Verse


Have you ever done something for which you were ashamed? Did you feel happy?

Have you ever said something which hurt someone's feelings? Did it make you feel happy?

Nature Notes

In the country of Australia, there’s a fairly large animal called a Wombat. They are endearing creatures with a round body, short tail, short legs, large paws and long, strong claws for digging burrows in the ground. Wombats live in these burrows often digging several tunnels, entrances and rooms. They like to sleep during the day and wake up at night to eat grass, herbs, roots and other plants.

There’s one bad thing about the wombat. Because they’re such large animals, the entrances of their burrowed-homes are quite large. Sometimes, the tunnels are not very deep under the ground. When a person or large animal walks over these tunnels, the wombat’s burrow caves in and makes it easy to stumble, trip and fall.

Does it hurt to stumble, trip and fall?

Do you like to fall down?

How do you feel when you fall down?


Spiritual Connection

In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were perfectly happy. They loved the fruits; they loved the animals; they loved each other, and they loved God. Do you think they enjoyed their garden home?

There was one bad thing in the garden of Eden. That was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil where Satan stayed. When Eve went to Satan’s tree, he told her things about God that were not true. Satan caused Eve to stumble; that means she questioned God. Eve should have run away from Satan, but she didn’t. Instead, she listened to him. Then she started to believe him. Then… she fell; that means she disobeyed God by eating the fruit from Satan’s tree.

There’s an old song that says “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust in obey.” Learning to trust and obey Jesus, means that we must first learn to trust and obey our mommies and daddies. If we learn to trust and obey our mommies and daddies; if we learn to trust and obey Jesus, then Satan will not be able to cause us to stumble and fall – that means Satan will not be able to make you disobey.

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife


What a wonderful God we have! He wants us to be happy. He wants us to be in Heaven. So, He gave us mommies and daddies to help us learn how to trust and obey.

Let’s learn this wonderful song! It will help us remember how to be happy in Jesus.

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 © Christine Gillan Byrne, 2012. Young Child Ministries, P.O. Box 27, Ojai, CA 93024 (805) 490-6055. Used with permission.