CrossKids Devo | Seed (Part 2)
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Seed – Luke 8:5, 12
Verse Of The Day: Luke 8:5
Read: Luke 8:12
Story: (Continued from yesterday) Mrs. Johnson leaped off the couch, “Oh my! I’m late for my nail appointment!” As Mrs. Johnson was getting ready to leave, she thought to herself, “I really wanted to plant those seeds.” Hoping she would have time after her appointment, she sat a packet of seeds and some potting soil out by her front planter bed and drove away. The little girl who lived next-door, a devoted friend of Mrs. Johnson, trotted by and surveyed the situation. Wanting to help, she took a handful of soil, mixed in a few seeds, and dropped the clump on the dirt that lined the edge of Mrs. Johnson’s driveway. Repeating the process, she dropped clumps up and down the length of the driveway. Now, she knew that flowers would certainly take awhile to grow; so feeling satisfied by her good deed, she headed off to seek another adventure.
The birds watching from Mrs. Johnson’s tree were quick to see their opportunity. They flew down and had their fill of all the seeds they could spot. A few moments later, the mailman drove up. He walked along the driveway, trampling the soil with the remaining seed, as he delivered Mrs. Johnson’s mail. After the mailman left, a delivery person came with a package for Mrs. Johnson. He also trampled the soil. Mrs. Johnson arrived home to find the disrupted bag of soil and seed. Eyeing her driveway, she concluded her little friend had stopped by to help. “Well, I’ll need to get more seed. Tomorrow is another day!”
Like the seed that was scattered by the wayside and trampled or snatched away, some people hear God’s Word but choose not receive it. Their hearts are hard. The birds (Satan) come and snatch the Word of God out of their hearts before it can take root and begin to grow. How important it is that we look at the soil of our heart. Do we listen and pay careful attention to God’s Word? If so, the seed of the Word will begin to grow in our soft hearts. (Continued on Wednesday)
Why does the seed of God’s Word not take root and begin to grow in the hearts of some people?
How should we listen to God’s Word?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Wayside: The edge of a road.