God's love becomes visible through the smell of the stable
You can tell children about God's love, but is it also possible to let the children smell God's love?
Discover this fun object lesson that you can easily use for Christmas.
God's love, Christmas and smell
God, the creator of life, creator of the billions of stars, creator of large elephants to the tiny ladybird, chooses to be born in a stable. Why not in a modern hospital? Why not in a palace? Why did he have no special treatment, why was he not given the best of the best?
God comes very close and asks no special treatment, but wants to be equal among all humans. Jesus was born like you are born except he was born inbetween animals in a stable. He had no clean bed with a lovely doll or a Winnie de Pooh music box, but a crib filled with straw and lice. How could this be?
We cannot recreate the stable and go there, but if you close your eyes, and open this box, the smell in the box might bring us a bit closer to the stable.
You can aks if there are children or teenagers in the service who want to smell God's love. Ask them to open the lid of the box and ask them what they smell.
God became human so that we may discover His love for us.
- A cardboard box with straw from chicken, guinea pigs and rabbit cages. Leave the box on the radiator for a few days, so the smell can ripen!. This will give a great stable smell.