Year 3: October 9, 2016
Preaching Text: Exodus 32:1-14
Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate by Jacky Davis
(Written for ages 4-8)
Comment: When they sought and created an idol to worship, the people forgot their covenant relationship with God. Exploring the way idolatry harms relationships is a good way to approach this text with children in your church. Things in and of themselves aren’t bad; the problem comes when we misplace our love and devotion, directing it towards things rather than our relationship with God and one another. This concept is wonderfully explored in Davis’ story when Lulu’s adoration for Finny’s Rolly-Roo endangers their friendship. Using this text and story, wonder together about the ways a love of things can harm our important relationships.
The Lectionary Links this week are written by regular contributor Noell Rathbun-Cook.