Thursday, 8 October 2015

God Keeps Us Safe Assembly: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the Fiery Furnace

This is a great visual illustration for thinking about God's protection and can easily be used in a school assembly.

You will need: An orange, a deep, clear container, water.  Also useful are items such as sun cream, a bike helmet and a hi-vis jacket

I used the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace but any story involving God's protection is good- Daniel in the Lions' Den, for example.

Tell the story and get the children to participate with sound effects and actions if possible!

Next bring out your 'protection' items and talk about what we do and wear to keep us safe in the sun, on the road etc.  What about people who help us to feel safe?  Talk about God keeping the characters in the story safe and speak about times in your life when you ask God to keep you safe.

Put an orange in the container of water and watch it bob along the surface.  Then peel off the skin and watch it sink.  The peel is what protects the orange and stops it from sinking.  God can be our protection!  

Ask the children to think of those people who help them to stay and feel safe and say a thank you prayer to God for them.

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