Theme: Taking care of creation
Text: Psalm 104:24
Preparation: You'll need a Bible and a container
of M and M's candies or Skittles.
The Message: (Form three groups. Say the following
phrases and give each group an assignment.)
- Group 1: "Oh, Lord, how many are your works."
With your group, choose a number between one and five.
- Group 2: "In wisdom, you made them all." Shake
out the number of candies that Group 1 chooses.
- Group 3: "The Earth is full of your
possessions." Your group has 15 seconds to call out things in God's
creation, using the number chosen and the color of candies.
For example, if Group 1 calls out two and Group 2 shakes out red
and yellow, Group 3 has to name two red things in God's creation,
such as a flower and ladybug, and two yellow things, such as the
sun and a lemon.
(After each round, rotate the groups' responsibilities. After
three rounds, share the candy with everyone.)
How do things in creation meet people's needs? Do you think
people are taking good care of God's creation? Why or why not? If
God put you in charge of his creation, what would you do?
God has put each of us in charge of his creation. God wants us
to take care of what he has created.