Charting a Parable
When have you been a witness to God's generosity?
In late afternoon___________________________________________________
What do the workers say____________________________________________
What did the owner say_____________________________________________
What does the final sentence mean____________________________________
Worker or SlaveMake two columns, and using your own ideas, in column 1, list some things about working and in column 2 some things about slaving.
See how many differences you can think of. Be sure to include attitudes about working.
God?s WaysWrite a prayer that asks help for you to understand "God's ways" and to make your ways of thinking and feeling more like God's.
Hunting for GodThe prophet Isaiah tells us to seek the Lord. Remind the children that God is everywhere.
Help the children make binoculars. Give each child two small paper cups. Have them cut out the bottoms. Staple the two cups together and attach a piece of string to make binoculars. Take the children on a hunt to find God and God's gifts. Have the children look through their binoculars at the classroom. Ask them, "Where is God in our classroom?" Encourage their awareness of God in each person. Continue the hunt around school and outside.
Seek the LordSing the following song based on Isaiah's words.
Seek the Lord (to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Seek the Lord for he is near; he is near; he is near.
Seek the Lord for he is near; the Lord can be found.
Look up high, and look down low; look down low; look down low.
Look up high and look down low; God is everywhere.
Look at people all around, all around, all around,
Look at people all around, God is in them.