Pack up the family and enjoy a day at the park

If you’re learning a new sport, you won’t be ready for the competition after a few lessons. Why? You’re still learning and training, and you need a lot more experience. To improve your skill, you need time and practice. If you don’t quickly see progress, you may become frustrated. You may even be tempted to quit!

Some people view God in a similar way. They don’t trust God, because they can’t explain Him.

“I don’t know how God works?” “God doesn’t make sense to me.”

There are many things we DO KNOW about God:

  • God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
  • God loves us and sent His son for us. (John 3:16)

What else do you KNOW about God? How do you KNOW?

Some things we do NOT know:

  • When Jesus is coming back (Matthew 24:36-37)
  • Why Jesus didn’t heal everyone when He was here on earth (2 Corinthians 12)

What else do you NOT know about God? We cannot let what we do NOT know about God make us doubt what we DO KNOW about Him.

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.”

Jeremiah 29:7

Shelby Farms can teach this simple lesson. You know “about” Shelby Farms, and you may have been there many times. However, your family could spend days or weeks at Shelby Farms and never explore all 4500 acres of this one-of-a-kind Memphis urban park. Just because you haven’t seen or experienced a location in the park doesn’t mean it’s not there! The more you explore, the more you’ll discover and enjoy beautiful and interesting places. You’ll want to come back more often.

As you experience different attractions continue to emphasize the spiritual truth through your discoveries:

“Wow – there are so many wonderful places in this park.”
“I had no idea this was here! We should come back.”
“Can you believe this park has so many different things to do?”

“This reminds me of our God. The more I know Him, the more I love Him. The more I spend time with Him in the Bible and in prayer, the more I want to know Him.”

Things to do at Shelby Farms (visit for details)

  • Woodland Discover Playground
  • Shelby Farms Greenline
  • Wolf River Bridge
  • Disc Golf
  • Buffalo
  • Various paved and unpaved trails
  • Picnic areas
  • The Outback (more than 100 acres designated for
    off-leash animals)
  • …and so much more!

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