Life is hard. When adversity hits we often feel insufficient and hopeless. When we are in the trenches of struggle, there’s nothing more soothing than catching a glimpse of yourself as our Father in Heaven sees you.
This simple object lesson uses a bag of wheat to teach the value of keeping an eternal perspective. It’s a great option for seminary, youth and adult classes. I call it the parable of the wheat.
This video demonstrates and idea I mentioned in my free teaching tips podcast with Leading LDS. You can find it here.
All of us deal with adversity. Often we struggle to understand why a loving Heavenly Father would cause us such grief and why his timing is often so unfortunate. Teaching youth and adults the benefits of adversity can really help strengthen their testimonies and teach them to see the good in the struggle. I use this simple object lesson to help my classes understand the purposes of adversity in our daily life.
For a few more perfectly-simple adversity object lessons, check out the links below…
Cranial Hiccups uses a delicious and bitter chocolate analogy to teach about adversity here.
The Hills House narrows in on how the Holy Ghost can help us manage adversity with her great soda can analogy. She also includes this fabulous FREE printable.