As we DON'T celebrate Halloween but we try to bring some light into the darkness.
Every year we read this book "The Pumpkin Gospel" By: Mary Manz Simon and do this activity with it. We first go to our local pumpkin patch to buy a pumpkin and then we come home to do our activity. Please follow along.
First, we wipe down our pumpkin to represent how God washes away ALL of our sins.
Wash Me, until I am clean and whiter than snow
Then we cut open our pumpkin to see all of the stringy slippery goo that is inside.
This represents "Our Sin" before we knew God.
Now you are set free from sin.
We scoop out all of the seeds and goo.
This represents God cleans out all of my sins and cleans them out of me. Also how he forgives me:)
Our God, you bless everyone whose sins you forgive and wipe away.
Our pumpkin is all clean inside.
Shout praises to the Lord
Then God gives us a GREAT Big Grin.
Our nice clean souls, after we have received Christ into our lives.
We are smiling for JESUS!!!!
Finally we light our candle inside our pumpkin.
We are to shine for the whole world to see.
You are like light for the whole world.
I then read them another book that is very much like the first but talks about the farmer and how he plants the seeds and the pumpkins grow and then we crave a big face and then we light the candle to shine for Jesus:)
This is book is called:
The Pumpkin Patch Parable
By: Liz Curtis Higgs
WE will be shining for Jesus, Will You?