Sunday, September 16, 2007
"The Parable of the Keys"
Yesterday the kids had a Primary Activity to go to at George Wyth State Park. First, they used green ink and sponges to make a family tree and then they had apples representing each member of their immediate families. Here is Tuione Nai watching the kids busy at work!
Eden, Haylie Nai and Kate Jolley are busy being creative as well. They had to work quickly due to the sudden bursts of winds that would "shake the apples off of the trees"!
Oliver and his finished masterpiece!
Here is Eden and her version of our family tree!
After the family tree craft, the kids went on a scavenger hunt through the park in search of individual keys. Each time they found a key, they had to perform something, singing, etc. Only after that, could they take the key and get their next clue!
We got back and Krista told the kids the story of "The Parable of the Keys" by Michael S. Wilcox. (Found in his book, "House of Glory")
The story is about a door that has many keyholes in it and that only using one key won't open the door for us. Not only do we need to bring our own key, and the keys to our immediate families, but those of our aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of our loved ones that have gone before us. They all need to come and insert their keys into the door, but even then it STILL didn't open. We can't live forever with our families if we don't invite Jesus into our lives. His key is the most important key of all to open the door to eternal life with our families by our side.
It was a really well planned activity and I'm glad that we went!
I'll try to post the parable later on, if I can get it!