Previous Lesson: The Workers are Few

Dear Parent:

The goal of this week's lesson is to help your child see that faith can grow. And, once it does, there is work to be done! There are kernels of faith all over the world that need Light and Living water from us, as workers, before the true harvest. So, enjoy the lesson, watch your child's faith grow, and, then, work together to spread the Word!!!

 

Materials Needed: Corn on the Cob

 

Scripture Reference: Matthew 9:37-38

The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

 

Today's Script:

Do you know where corn comes from?

 

(Let your child answer.)

 

Well, I bought these cobs of corn from the grocery store. 

 

Where do you think the grocery store got the corn?

 

(Let your child answer.)

 

The grocery store got it from a farmer.  Farmers work hard every day to plant seeds, grow crops and harvest them.  During the harvest, the farmers' fruits and vegetables have grown to their full size, can be taken off of the plants in the fields and are prepared for their sale to places like grocery stores and markets.

 

Harvesting crops takes a lot of work!  If you have an entire corn field of corn plants, someone has to pick each cob of corn off of each plant! 

 

Let's pretend that we are farm workers and shuck our corn to prepare it for harvest...or at least prepare it for dinner!

 

(Begin shucking corn together by tearing the husks and silk off of the cob until only the golden cob is visible.)

 

In some ways, people's faith, which is their belief in God, is a lot like this corn!

 

This corn started out from just a tiny kernel.

 

My faith and belief in God started out just as tiny.

 

God provided light and water to make the corn grow into the whole cob that it is now.

 

God provided His light and gave me Living water to grow my faith into what it is now.

 

In the bible, Jesus talked about harvesting and crops.

 

Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field (Matthew 9:37-8)."

 

If each person on earth could have help to grow their faith in God just like each cob of corn had help to be grown, then many workers would be needed to help the harvest of faith too!

 

AND, if Jesus is asking for workers, I'll be one of them!

 

I will shine God's light!  I will help people grow their faith and belief in God from a tiny kernel into a whole cob!

 

How about you?

 

(Let your child answer.)

 

Wonderful! 

 

Do you know what is funny? Tonight at dinner when I am eating a cob of corn, I will remember our playtime today.  I will think about our job of shining God's light and helping people grow in their faith and belief in God.