Monday, January 09, 2006

All things bright and beautiful

Tonight's Family Home Evening lesson was about "The Creation". This lesson (and many other great lessons) was from The lesson has you take apart a clickable pen, and ask the children if they think the pen can put itself back together. After they say no (or yes, as the case may be!) all the pen parts go together in a bag, and each child has a turn shaking the pen, and then seeing if the parts went back together on their own. Of course, they don't. We then explained that our bodies and this Earth are a lot more complicated than the pen. If the pen can't put itself together, than neither can we. The Earth couldn't form itself either. Andrew then put the pen back together, and we explained that just as a pen has to have a maker, so do we too have a maker. Our maker and the creator of the Earth is Jesus Christ, who was fulfilling God's commandment by creating all these wonderful things. We talked about this a little more, and then Ethan asked, "Who created Jesus?" "Heavenly Father did." Andrew's question, "Who created Heavenly Father?" Hmmm... good question.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this idea Ginger. We did it last noght too and the kids enjoyed it. Then we read the story of the creation out of a Bible book that Mom and Dad got the kids. The lesson went over well. Thanks again!