Why did God make mosquitoes is one of the many intriguing questions children ask their Sunday school teachers (and parents!). Use kids’ curiosity to teach them about the wonders of all parts of God’s creation.
Children’s Message: Why Did God Make Mosquitoes?
Help children understand God’s purpose for everything he created.
Theme: God has a plan for everything.
Bible Reference: Psalm 89:11
- a Bible,
- a globe (or you could substitute a world map), and
- globe stickers.
Why Did God Make Mosquitoes?
Say: Let’s talk today about some of the wonderful things God has made. Place the globe in front of you. When God made the world spin the globe, he said that every part of it was good. Because God made our world, he understands it perfectly. He can see the whole earth.
Spin the globe again. Say: We can see only a small part of the world at a time. But God sees the biggest elephants and the littlest bugs, all over the world!
- What are some creatures that God can see right now in our world?
If the children need prompting, point to places on the globe. Ask, “What can God see in the jungle?” and “What can God see in the ocean?”
Say: God not only sees all the creatures of the world. He also has a plan for each one.
- What kinds of jobs did God give cows?
- Why do you think God made dogs?
- What job do you think God gave the mosquito?
To almost whatever the kids answer, you can respond with “You may be right.”
Say: Mosquitoes are pretty pesky to us. But even mosquitoes have a place in the world God made. Why did God make mosquitoes? For one thing, they provide food for bats and birds. From the little baby mosquito to the tallest giraffe, God has a plan for every creature in the world.
Open your Bible to Psalm 89:11. Say: Listen to what the Bible says in Psalm 89:11. I’ll read a phrase of this verse, and you repeat it back to me. The heavens are yours (have children repeat the phrase), and yours also the earth (repeat); you founded the world (repeat) and all that is in it. (Repeat.)