Theme: You Can’t Hide Sins from God
“He who conceals his sins does not prosper…” (Proverbs 28:13)
Review: Proverbs 15:3
Invisible Picture, part 1: Supplies you’ll need – Baking Soda, Q-tips, Watercolor paint
Mix equal parts baking soda and water, stirring the baking soda until it dissolves in the water. Using Q-tips, let your children draw pictures on white paper with this “invisible ink”. While it dries, read the Bible story.
Bible: Read story of Achan from Joshua 7. Talk about how Achan tried to hide his sin, but God saw him anyway. Make sure you read the story ahead of time so that you know how much of it you want to read to your children. Achan’s punishment was pretty severe!
Invisible Picture, part 2: We can’t hide our sins from God, no matter how hard we try. What we think is hidden is sure to be revealed eventually. And that’s what will happen to your children’s pictures! Pull out the watercolors, and have your kids paint over their previously “invisible” picture. We found that the darker shades of paint work better than the light ones. It’s cool to watch the baking soda/water images appear. Let them redry, and then hang in a prominent place or put a clipping in your minibook! (Or throw them away when your kids aren’t looking…that’s what I did. No more room on the refrigerator for artwork. Don’t tell.)
Pray: When you’re living in sin, it’s scary to think that we can’t hide anything from God. But when you’re in right relationship with Him, it’s a joyous thought, knowing that our lives are completely under His care! Encourage your children to confess their sins to God. Ultimately, He’s the one they’ve sinned against, and they need to learn to keep short accounts. Model this for them by confessing your grumpy attitude or angry spirit aloud when needed.