September 16, 2012 by FHElessons
This lesson was submitted by Bari (who just happens to be my Mom – Thanks, Mom!).
All of us who were school age or older in 2001 will vividly remember the events of 9/11. Just watching videos of the events strikes grief and worry into my heart. The younger generation does not have a memory of those events, but they still have to live during a time when the world is filled with terrorism and violence. Here is a lesson to help kids know where to turn for peace when confronted with a violent world.
- Where Can I Turn For Peace?– Hymn #129
- The Lord is My Shepherd– Hymn #108
- Come, Come Ye Saints – Hymn #30
Attention Activity: Begin the lesson by allowing the children to build the two towers out of blocks.
Next watch some videos from the internet about the terrorist attacks on 9/11. One can be found here:
If desired, allow the young children to fly their toy airplanes into the block towers to destroy them.
- The people who died.
- The misdirected hatred in the hearts of the men who perpetrated the destruction of these buildings and the lives of those who worked there.
- Some of the similar circumstances in world events today.
Ask: How can we have peace in our lives when we have to live in such a difficult and troubled world?
The Savior’s answer: ‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33).
Read the story from this month’s Ensign (September 2012) on pg. 70 entitled, “He Gave Me Peace.” You can find it HERE.
Help your family recognize the tender mercies of the Lord in helping the author of this article find peace even in the senseless tragedy of his brother’s death.
Ask the family to list some of the difficulties in their own lives. Discuss how the Savior helps us find peace amidst these difficulties.
Be sure to end with the scripture from the article: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
Testify of the Savior’s love for us and His ability to give us peace.