Last night, we had a bitter sweet time in Youth Alive. I did my lemons to lemonade object lesson that I had written last year. I won’t go into details here, but this is a link to it if you want to check it out.
The last time I did this, there were only 4 kids in attendance, but last night we had 12 kids.(that’s pretty good during the summer, when it seems like everybody leaves on vacations) We had a neighbor girl from across the street that came for the first time too. I was excited about that. God gave me an idea for a game to play with the kids too. Instead of “Pin the tail on the donkey”, we played “Put the problem in the Master’s hands”. I drew a large pair of hands on a piece of paper and taped it on the garage door. On some craft foam that has a sticky backing, I wrote some problems that kids might face. (ex. My parents are getting divorced, the class bully is picking on me, my best friend moved away, my friends’ mom has cancer, etc.) Each kid was given a problem slip. On their turn, they would be blindfolded, spun around, and then they would try to put their problem right into the Master’s hands. They seemed to enjoy this game. If they could learn now to make this “game” a practice in their lives, I know they will be at a great advantage as they go on into adulthood. God really does want us to place all our cares into His hands.