Here I’m making a bowl. Jessica helped me form the circle and I’m rolling it around.
Here are all the steps it took for me to make a bowl. Here’s the finished product. Notice how the edges are not formed perfectly. That’s okay. I did it myself. It’s my own unique creation. How would you feel if you made something and that thing talked back to you and said, “I don’t like the way I’m made.” How would you feel after you did all that work? Imagine how the Lord must feel when we take this pill and that pill trying to fix the body parts we don’t like on ourselves. His feelings must be really hurt. Romans 9:20-21 says, “ But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?” Lord, forgive us when we use the world’s beauty products to fix ourselves and tell you you’ve made a mistake. You NEVER make mistakes. Help us to recognize the unique and special purpose you’ve designed for each one of us for and to use our gifts and talents to honor you. Amen.
Activity /Discussion for 5th and 6th grade Awana or Sunday School. Talk to the kids about what some of their gifts and talents are. What are some ways the kids can use their gifts and talents to honor the Lord? Talk about the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25: 14-30. Encourage kids to use their gifts and talents to honor the one who gave them to them in the first place, and thank the Lord for their abilities.