Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story of the song of Zechariah
A family goes to the beach for a peaceful day out. But that is soon disturbed by a mosquito that has other plans for them. It is going to be quite a fight before the mosquito is defeated. But then that dead mosquito falls in the father's picnic. They still can’t enjoy a peaceful day on the beach!
This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the song of Zechariah as part of our series for advent and Christmas.
How does this film apply to today's Bible story?
Zacharias sings in his song about Jesus as Light of the world. He sings that his light will show us the way to peace. But what is peace? Is it being able to enjoy an undisturbed picnic on the beach after the mosquito has been defeated? What peace does Jesus want to show us?
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: