Devotion: Unity of Believers


A sweet way to teach kids the importance of sticking together.
You’ll need 3-foot-long red string licorice and a children’s

The Message: (Have children stand in pairs, and
give each pair a string of licorice.) I’d like each of you to take
hold of one end of your string of licorice. Pull as hard as you can
on the licorice to test how strong it is. (Allow time.)

I need a helper. (Have the helper hold three strings together at
the end as you braid the three strings together.) What do you think
will happen if we pull on this braided strand? (Choose another
helper to hold your end of the braid.) Now both of you pull as hard
as you can. (Allow time.) Why was this braided strand harder to

(Read the Scripture from a children’s Bible.) Just as the
licorice was stronger with three pieces together, we’re stronger
when we stick together. Tell a partner about a time you worked with
another person to do great things.

We show other people God’s love by how we love each other and
work together. Take a string of licorice to remind you how strong
we are when we stick together.

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Theme: Unity of believers
Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Laurie Edwards
Lebanon, New Hampshire

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