Today’s craft is a very quick one! Watch the tutorial on how to make a pencil bow and arrow. Afterwards, chat with your grown up about what materials you have at home that you can use to make yours – you might have to substitute something. Then ready your equipment and creative heads to start crafting!
As you craft with your grown up read and discuss the following verse, theme and questions together.
Ephesians 6:10-18 The Armour of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his great power. Wear the full armor of God. Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world. That is why you need to get God’s full armour. Then on the day of evil you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.
So stand strong, with the belt of truth tied around your waist. And on your chest wear the protection of right living. And on your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also use the shield of faith. With that you can stop all the burning arrows of the Evil One.
Accept God’s salvation to be your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all God’s people.
You may be familiar with these verses about the ‘Armour of God’. Paul is writing to christians about how to be strong against all the bad things that happen to us and around us. He says there is a spiritual battle in the heavens that we can’t see. Our faith (our trust) in God is a shield and keeps us strong in hard times (Paul calls those hard times the day of evil!).
Q1. How does trusting in God help us when we are sad or scared?
Q2. When has it helped you?
Let’s pray for our church family that we can all trust God with our worries and be strong in faith.
Well done – if you’d like, ask your grown up to take a photo of your masterpiece and any thoughts you might want to share with your fellow Launchonauts and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org