Laffy Taffy Friday

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Laffy Taffy Friday - Faith and Trust

Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” 

Genesis 17:17

So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” Genesis 18:12

  • Drop off...or mail a piece (more if you would like) of Laffy Taffy to each child.

  • Post the Laffy Taffy Competition on your Facebook site

  • Challenge kids to post their best jokes in the comment section of your Facebook post.

  • The best joke will win an entire container of Laffy Taffy.

Make Um' Laugh

Game

Take turns being "It"

"It" will try to make everyone else laugh

"It" may not say anything

"It" may not touch anyone else.

Once someone laughs, they become the new "It" and the game continues.

If there are enough participants, you may pair up and play with 2 people on each team.

Devotion

Genesis 17:17-19, Genesis 18: 10-15 and Genesis 21:1-7

Laughing Sarah

Laughing Abraham

Don’t underestimate God. Don’t laugh. God can do mighty things...things that we do not understand.

 

Abraham was 99 years old (Genesis 17:1 and 17:17)

Sarah was ninety years old. (Genesis 17:17)

Sarah had a wonderful husband. 

She had a lot going for her.

But the one thing she wanted more than anything was a child.

When the Lord visited Abraham and said that he would have a son through Sarah, Abraham fell on his face and laughed (Genesis 17:17)

When the Lord visited Abra­ham and said they would have a son, Sarah laughed to herself (Genesis 18:10-12). She likely thought it was impossible—and perhaps even ridiculous.

When she overheard the strange guest tell her husband, “Lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son,” she couldn’t help laughing. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

 

But this was no joke – it was God fulfilling His promise.

Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” — Genesis 21:6

Yet later as she held her newborn son in her arms, Sarah understood that God was laughing with her. So she laughed again and urged others to laugh with her—not because the situation was funny or ridiculous, but because it was so wondrous. She even named the child Isaac, which means “laughter.”

Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” — Genesis 21:6

God had brought laughter and hope to Abraham and Sarah. 

God’s faithfulness to Sarah and Abraham is one example of how God is faithful to us. God wants to bring all of us laughter and joy. Abraham and Sarah’s long years of disappointment at not being able to have a child ended as the joy of welcoming this baby boy filled their hearts. 

The world’s disappointing and long years of waiting turned to a new hope with the arrival of another baby boy: Jesus. That’s what the season of Advent is about. It’s also about Christ’s coming again to bring an end to sin and death and sorrow.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that joy will come in the morning. But no matter how dark things seem...they will always seem brighter in the morning. 

 

God has a time for everything...and everything is in His timing.

Game

Shadow Puppets and Devotion Review

You will need a flashlight for this game

Turn off all of the lights

Turn on the flashlight

Make shadows on the wall or ceiling using the flashlight and your hands

Guess what the shadows are.

A perfect time for a flashlight review of the evening's lesson on faith and trust in God...even when things seem the darkest.

Blanket Tent (Prayer Time)

For extra family time fun, create a tent using blankets, chairs, tables, etc. 

Stretch the blanket(s) over the top of the chairs or tabletop and crawl underneath.

Perfect time for prayer...Take your flashlight along!

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