Several weeks ago in SLC Kids, we had the last day of our school holiday program. It was a fun time with our kids of all ages, from the very young to the very old (almost teen!).
We kick-started the day with a couple of speedy games, my personal fav "44 Homes", and then the slightly less speedy “Heads Down, Thumbs Up”. It was tricky trying this one with curious toddlers, who are always keen to peek at the one tipping their thumbs, but we had some good laughs anyway!
The theme of the day was “Love your neighbour”, looking at the story of the Good Samaritan as an example. This story always inspires me, seeing the lavish kindness of the man who wanted to help someone in need. The kids especially loved watching the Veggie Tales version, with two inhabitants of the opposing towns Flibber-O-Loo and Jibberty-Lot discovering they can overcome prejudice and division with the love of God. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it!
As we were doing some cartooning afterwards (of the cute donkey that carried the injured man in the Good Samaritan story) the older ones had a discussion about overcoming the issue of busyness. This was used by some in the Veggie Tales video as an excuse not to help the injured cucumber with the shoe on his head, and let’s face it, used by many of us today as well.
We have an outstanding church with amazing kids, who so desire to do what is right in the eyes of God. Thank You Lord that “They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor” (Isaiah 61:3)