Day: Lent 1B
Lectionary Passage: Genesis 9:8-17
Scripture Focus: Genesis 9:13
Object: Rainbow science experiment (if you don’t have time for the experiment, then bring a picture of a rainbow)
Preparation: Practice making your own rainbow. Fill a glass of water (almost to the top) and place it at the very edge of a table. Place a sheet of plain white paper on the floor a few inches away. Put two pieces of masking tape over the front of a flashlight so that the light comes out of a slit about 1/8 inch (0.3 cm) wide. Shine the light across and down into the water at an angle to hit the paper to reveal a rainbow.
Good morning boys and girls! Today we are going to do a quick science experiment. Your job is to watch what happens on that white piece of paper on the floor while I shine the light through this glass of water… (let the kids take notice of the light spectrum). Do you see it yet? It’s a rainbow! We’re created a rainbow right here in church!
I love rainbows because they are a reminder of God’s promise to us and all living creatures after the great flood. God promised that God loves all creatures and that God would never again cover the world with water. This was a promise to Noah, but it is also a promise to us. God loves us very much and God wants to be first in our lives.
Rainbows are a special promise to all of us. And whenever we see one after a storm, it reminds us that God loves us and cares for us.
Let’s pray: Thank you God for visible reminders like a rainbow in the sky that you love and care for us. Amen.