I had the grandchildren every day this past week. I wanted to use some of the time I had with them to make the Bible come alive. I remembered some object lessons from my childhood.
The eyes of the LORD
search the whole earth
in order to strengthen those
whose hearts are fully committed to him.
We took eggs and drew eyes on them, and read the passage from 2 Chronicles, where the prophet tells the king (Nana's paraphrase): You don't need to join the bullies and bad guys to survive. Your God watches over you and delights in coming to your aid when you look to Him for help. But when you sell out to the evil around you, you are on your own, and you will constantly have trouble.
Another day, we read John 14, and we placed three graduated size plastic eggs within each other to visualize Jesus' promise to believers:
When I am raised to life again,
you will know that I am in my Father,
and you are in me,
and I am in you.