October 5, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch Parable


I bought this book at the bible bookstore to read to the kids since fall has arrived. When I sat down to read it I thought I am going to use this in childrens church. What I like about it was there were bible verses on every page to use and they help to explain that just like we can see into a pumpkin, God can see what is in our hearts too. When we take all the bad yucky stuff out of the pumpkin it is much cleaner and when we take the bad out of our hearts we have clean hearts too. One of the other things that really stood out to me was just like when we put a light in the pumpkin and everyone can see that light we should be a light for other people and let God be seen in us. I thought this was an excellent illustration for kids to understand. I also decided we would carve a pumpkin to go along with the story. It turned out so cute.



My Two Boy Circus said...

It was a great idea for children's church, I know they really enjoyed it. Lucas has been talking about it ever since. He wanted to go out after church and plant his pumpkin seeds and watch them grow. Great idea!!!!!

Christy said...

It turned out to be a really fun lesson Sunday. You did a great job!

Piggy said...

AWWWW I wish I could have been out there!! It turned out really good!!! How cute! Great idea!

Michelle said...

Sarah loved it too! She held on to her little pumpkin seed all the way home. She kept telling me to feel it don't know what that was all about.

Love your pumpkin! Can't wait to do ours.