Description: sticky, bright color
What it does: Sticks to things.
Here is a sample message:
I have a little toy that kids enjoy to play with. When you hold onto the handle and swing it onto the table or something, it sticks. This is made to come off again so you can stick it over and over again. (Do it a few times to show the kids. Then do it on each main point in the message.)
That is what we should do with God. We should keep sticking to Him. In fact, there is a Bible passage that talks about sticking with God. Lamentations 3:22-34 (If you wish, read it to the kids in your favorite version of the Bible). One part says, “I am sticking with God” *(MSG). God is very good to those who stick to Him, while patiently waiting for Him. Those who stick to looking for God will find him. It is good for us to stick to hoping in Him because He will help us. When bad stuff happens, stick to God. When life is difficult, stick to God by talking to Him. Stick to hoping in Him. When trouble comes, stick to God, because He will never walk out and leave us, He will never walk out and abandon us. Always stick to God, because He loves us more than we could ever even imagine. Stick to God, because He is always tenderly working on you. Making you better. And me too.
You see, God’s love, mercy, and faithfulness are created new every morning. So let’s never give up, and let’s stick to Him, every day.
Application: When things happen that are difficult, and even when things are going well, what are you going to do? (Stick to God!) How do we do that? God is our friend. Just like a friend we talk to Him, listen to Him, read His Bible, which is like a letter to us. He tells us how much He loves us. And we should get together with others in church, and other times too. Those who stick to God like we do are our spiritual family.
Some Bible Verses: Psalm 16:8-11; Prov. 28:20; Lamentations 3:22-36
*The Message (MSG) Bible uses “stick” in the sense of sticking to something.