Supplies: Legos (or other building materials), cardboard
Preparation: Cut a cardboard square for each team to build a tower on.
Divide the kids into teams. Each team builds the highest tower possible without falling down. Once the towers are made, the teams should move their piece of cardboard back and forth gently shaking the tower. Will it withstand being shaken?
Sometime in life we are “shaken.” Things happen that we do not expect. Sometimes those things are big things and sometimes they are small things. Can you think of some things that have shaken you? (Give the kids an opportunity to answer. You might have to give them some direction: going to a new school, a younger sibling tearing up a favorite toy, a pet dying.)
Some things that shake us are things that we can get over quickly. Other things change our lives so it is harder to deal with them.
Whenever our lives are shaken, we can remember that Jesus, as the Lion of Judah, is powerful. He has the power to help us through whatever situation we may be in. He might not “fix” things the way we want them fixed, however, He will help us overcome fear and anxiety and sadness. When we are shaken, we can ask Him to help us and He will. He might bring a friend to help us feel better. He might remind us of how much He loves us. He will be with us through whatever hard things there are and will never leave us. When we are sad, He knows and cares about us. We can trust Jesus, the Lion of Judah, to powerfully help us overcome our problems and to conquer any fears we have with them.
“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
This object lesson is an excerpt from our curriculum on the names of Jesus found in Revelation, Imagination Factory: Soaring Structures.