1st, we learned that Prayer, is the way we are able to have a conversation with God. It’s one of the ways he talks with us. Prayer, allows us to tell Him our fears and concerns, it allows us to give him thanksgiving and praise.Today, during circle time, the kid’s learned the ways that we can get to know God.
2nd, if we read our bibles and pray everyday, we will grow, grow, grow. If we neglect our bibles and do not pray every day we will shrink, shrink, shrink (are you singing the song in your head?)
We discussed what happens to plants when they are watered and given the nutrients they need. They flourish, grow, and are beautiful. Growing and giving the seeds they need to be replanted. We then talked about what happens when plants don’t get watered or taken care of. They wilt and become dead and useless.
Today, they drew pictures of flowers, but next week I am going to buy white flowers from the flower market. We are then going to cut a bit of the stem off of our flower, put water in vases and then add food coloring to the water. We will then watch as our flowers turn colors as they drink the water in the vase. This does two things, it helps us see first hand how flowers get water (science), it also let’s us see how when we have God’s word in our hearts, when we are in relationship with God. When we “soak” up God’s nutrients, he changes us and the world is able to see something beautiful in a messed up, scarred world.