The Armor of God: How to WIN against SIN
This past Sunday: The Breastplate of Righteousness
Our lesson was on being RIGHT WITH GOD, and when we put on the Breastplate of Righteousness, we are being right with God and protecting our hearts. These lessons are fun for all of us, leaders included! The songs, games, crafts, and discussions are priceless. I will try to share another brief conversation I had with a 2nd grader (my nephew) on this past week’s lesson (I only wish I could share it audibly).
Me: Cool Breastplate!
Nephew: Thanks! (In his higher pitched voice)
Me: So what did you learn?
Nephew: Well, I wasn’t here right away but I still got to make mine (breastplate).
Me: Awesome! Can I help you glue the pieces on? (A heart and the words RIGHT WITH GOD)
Nephew: Sure! (Again his higher pitched voice)
Nephew: Do you like my rednazzzzz? (Now a raspy voice, dragging out the z sound)
(He had written rednaz in red marker on his breastplate. It was the only decorating he had time for, other than the two pieces we glued on.)
Me: What is “rednaz”?
Nephew: It protects my heart. Rednazzzzz!
Me: Rednaz protects your heart?
Nephew: Yeah, it’s my breastplate of rednazzzzzzzzzz!
I get a kick out of that kid! He makes me laugh as puts on his Breastplate of Righteousness, or should I say REDNAZZZZZZZZZZZ! And heads off with his family to attend church service, wearing his breastplate oh so proudly!
This coming Sunday: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
I am anxious to hear the children’s interpretation of this one! Until next week, find the blessings in all things and praise God for the gift of children and the fun imaginations!
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”