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Solar Eclipse FHE Lesson - Dark Times Will End

Solar Eclipse FHE Lesson – Dark Times Will End

This FHE lesson is perfect for the solar eclipse today. It discusses how dark times may come, but we know they will end. 

 

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Scripture

Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

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Hymn

The Day Dawn is Breaking | Hymn #52

1. The day dawn is breaking, the world is awaking,
The clouds of night’s darkness are fleeing away.
The worldwide commotion, from ocean to ocean,
Now heralds the time of the beautiful day.

Beautiful day of peace and rest,
Bright be thy dawn from east to west.
Hail to thine earliest welcome ray,
Beautiful, bright, millennial day.

2. In many a temple the Saints will assemble
And labor as saviors of dear ones away.
Then happy reunion and sweetest communion
We’ll have with our friends in the beautiful day.

Beautiful day of peace and rest,
Bright be thy dawn from east to west.
Hail to thine earliest welcome ray,
Beautiful, bright, millennial day.

3. Still let us be doing, our lessons reviewing,
Which God has revealed for our walk in his way;
And then, wondrous story, the Lord in his glory
Will come in his pow’r in the beautiful day.

Beautiful day of peace and rest,
Bright be thy dawn from east to west.
Hail to thine earliest welcome ray,
Beautiful, bright, millennial day.

4. Then pure and supernal, our friendship eternal,
With Jesus we’ll live and his counsels obey
Until ev’ry nation will join in salvation
And worship the Lord of the beautiful day.

Beautiful day of peace and rest,
Bright be thy dawn from east to west.
Hail to thine earliest welcome ray,
Beautiful, bright, millennial day.

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Lesson

Suitable for All Ages

(For younger children, you may consider discussing what dark things are, such as sin or trials, and how we can find the light of Christ inspire of them.)

Read aloud: The gospel of Jesus Christ is often associated with light. In the scriptures, Jesus Christ tells his disciples that he is the light of the world. We are told that when our eyes are single to the glory of God, our whole bodies will be full of light.

Sometimes, however, our lives are very dark. We may be going through a trial, we may have sinned, or maybe we just feel separate from God, no matter how hard we are trying.

Ask: Why do we go through dark times? What is the purpose?

Read aloud: As a part of our eternal journey to become like our Heavenly Father, we were sent to Earth to gain experience. We knew that we would live in a fallen world, where we would face sickness, betrayal, grief, loss, and much more.

Just as a solar eclipse, when the moon blocks out the light of the sun, the darkness we face can seem to block out all of the light of God’s love and goodness. It can seem overwhelming, scary, and lonely. We may find it hard to continue to look for God’s light in our lives.

Ask: What have you learned from trials in your life?

Read aloud: It may seem hard to believe, but dark times will not last forever. Eventually, the light will start shining brightly again. This may not happen when we want it too. We cannot change what has happened to us. But God has promised if we will hold faithful to our covenants, then we can have the light of Jesus Christ in our lives.

Ask: What can we do to get through the dark times in our lives?

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Galaxy party snack ideasGalaxy Popcorn

Ingredients: 

-1 Bag of Microwave Popcorn
-1 Bag of Black Candy Melts
-1 Bag of Royal Blue Candy Melts
-1 Bag of Lavender Candy Melts
-1 Vial of Silver Edible Stars – found at your local craft store

Directions:
1. Make popcorn according to package instructions.
2. Melt whole bag of black candy melts in microwave according to package instructions.
3. In large bowl, gently combine popcorn and black melted candy until coated.
4. Spread popcorn in a single layer on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
5. Melt ¼ cup of blue candy melts. Drizzle on top of popcorn.
6. Melt ¼ cup of lavender candy melts. Drizzle on top of popcorn.
7. Sprinkle edible stars on top of your popcorn.
8. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, or until candy has hardened. Serve immediately or store in airtight container.

(Courtesy of raisingwhasians.com)

 

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Learn About Solar Eclipses

Learn about why we have solar eclipses. You can watch YouTube videos, check out books from the library, or do a special craft. You can even pull up streaming videos and photos of previous solar eclipses.

 

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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