It is important for us to Love God and make choices which are pleasing to God.
Watch the story of Cain and Abel on You Tube.
The bible tells us in Genesis that Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel.
Cain was a farmer who grew vegetables, grains and fruit, like a gardener. Abel was also a farmer but he looked after animals and was a shepherd.
Cain and Abel knew God. They both offered sacrifices to God. This is what God asked people to do in the Old Testament, before Jesus was born. Cain brought some of the things that he had grown from the ground but Abel brought the 'best of the best' of his flocks.
God was pleased with Abel’s sacrifice but he was not pleased with Cain’s.
So Cain was not happy and was jealous of his brother Abel.
Cain was really angry and his face looked very sad.
God spoke to Cain and asked him why he was so angry and God reminded him that he should do what God asks and not what he thinks might be a good idea.
But Cain didn’t listen to God. He was still VERY angry!
Let’s see what Cain did next... The Bible says that Cain talked to Abel and asked him to come out in the field with him, and then... while they were out there... Cain killed Abel!
Then God said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” (Uh, oh... Where was he?)
But Cain didn’t tell God where Abel was or what had happened to him. Cain just said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Do you know what that means? It means something like...“Hey... how am I supposed to know where he is? Am I in charge of watching him every minute?”
But God wasn’t fooled; in fact God ALREADY knew what had happened to Abel.
God said to Cain, “What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”
Then God sent Cain away. He told Cain that from then on he would always be a restless wanderer on the face of the earth.
And that is the end of the story... except for a nice ending. God gave Adam and Eve a new baby son; this one they named Seth.
God cared about Adam and Eve, about Abel and even about Cain. But it is always important for us to do what is right.
Let’s pray and thank God that He loves us and cares about us. Let’s thank God that He gives us our parents and our brothers and sisters.
Thank you that you love us.
Thank you that you care about us.
Thank you that you care for our parents, and for our brothers and sisters.
'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
Learn it through song.
Our craft is to make a marble maze in the hope the children will think about how it is important to make good choices in our lives just like when we roll a ball through the maze we need to decide which way to guide it.
Make a marble maze- You will need:
Shoe box lid, Straws, Masking tape, Scissors and marbles.
For the little ones I will draw the maze pattern onto the lid so they can cut the straws to the appropriate size and stick them on the pen marks.
Another fun way to make a maze would be using lego like in the picture below.