If you have an emergency first aid kit and a bible, you have all you need to teach a few exciting and important object lesson. Bandages make a great visual aid, especially if you enlist the help of a volunteer or kid helper. You could also cover a puppet in bandages for fun. I recommend using these two verses but you could probably find plenty of more applicable scriptures.
Heal My Broken Heart
“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3 NIV)
Supplies: Red poster board, black permanent marker, scissors, bandages
Prepare: Draw a giant heart on the red poster board using the marker. Cut the heart in half. Have the bandages hand.
Say: Hey guys! I’d like to talk about a serious subject today—healing a broken heart. Have you ever felt broken hearted? That’s when you feel very sad for a long time. A broken heart can make you feel sad, angry and confused. See my broken heart here? It’s broken in two pieces. I wish there was a way to put it back together. That reminds me of a bible verse. Who can find Psalm 147? (Wait for kids to find the verse.) Great! Now turn to verse 3. Read it with me. (Read the verse.)
That’s amazing! God can heal the brokenhearted. He puts bandages on their wounds. Let’s try that. (Put bandages on the heart to put it back together. Hold it up for everyone to see.) Look at that! I bet God’s bandages are much better than these. When He puts a heart back together, it is as good as new!
You could also use this verse: “He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.” (Luke 10:34 NIV) Either one works perfectly for an object lesson!
You can do it! Read more from Mimi by visiting her blog at Tools for Kids Church.