Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on Abram counting the stars
With the help of a secular YouTube video and creative activities you can encourage the children to think about the Bible story you are telling.
A grandfather and a father take their son and grandson to work for the first time. They sweep the stars that are on the moon so that the moon looks a little different every night.
What really comes through in this film is the love of the father and grandfather for the little boy and how proud they are of him!
Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?
Abram has a lot of servants, but he has no son. Although he looks more like the grandfather in this film than the father, because Abram is already an old man, he is still all alone. He has no one to be proud of, no one to take over his work. But then God shows him all the stars in the sky and the promise comes: I am going to give you a child!
It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?
If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps: