Day: Epiphany 7
Lectionary Passage: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Scripture Focus: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11
Object: Several Hymnals
Good morning! I’ve got an important question for you. Let’s say I wanted to build a tower out of these hymnals (point to the hymnals), do you think it would be better to start on the floor (put a hymnal on the floor) or on top of my head (try to balance a hymnal on your head)? …. the floor?! Really?! You don’t think this one (indicate the very wobbly hymnal on your head) is very sturdy? Oh, I guess you’re right. The floor is a much better place to build a hymnal tower because it’s a better foundation. I guess my head wouldn’t really be a very strong and sturdy place for the tower. It would probably fall down pretty fast. But, if I built it on the floor, then it would have a good strong foundation that could support the tower no matter how high I was able to build it. Good thing I checked with you guys before I started building! Because a good foundation is important.
And that’s exactly what our Bible story is about. It’s about laying a good foundation. Not for a tower, but for your life and the life of the church. And that foundation is none other than Jesus. And let me tell you what, that is good news because Jesus is the strongest foundation ever! When things get tough, like at school or on the playground or at home, we can always count on Jesus to hold us up even when we are really feeling down. He’ll never let us fall because he is stronger than anything that tries to knock us down.
So remember, if you build your foundation on Jesus Christ, then you don’t have to worry when things get hard because he’s always there to hold you up!
Let’s pray: Dear Jesus, thank you for always being there for us but especially when life gets hard. It’s good to know you are always on our side. Amen.