Preparation: For this object lesson you'll need
a cut geode, a rock that's been cut open to reveal a beautiful
crystallized interior that's available at most rock or tourist
The Message: Show children the "unattractive" side
of the rock while concealing the beautiful interior. Ask the
children if they think the rock is beautiful. Then show them the
beautiful interior. To complete this children's bible story read
aloud 1 Samuel 16:7.
Ask: How do people try to be beautiful on the
outside? What does God want to see on our insides? How can we be
beautiful on the inside?
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine.