Drama / Role play
Plan and act out a pretend wedding ceremony, or stage one for stuffed toys. Discussion point: An amazing “wedding celebration” will take place when Jesus returns for us.
Plan and act out a pretend wedding ceremony, or stage one for stuffed toys.
Discussion point: An amazing “wedding celebration” will take place when Jesus returns for us.
Gather some fancy clothes or dress-up clothes and help your children plan a pretend wedding. As an alternative, have the children dress up their stuffed animals to be in a wedding party instead. (Boys may be more easily enticed to participate if there will be cake and other goodies after the wedding ceremony.) To provide inspiration, you may want to watch your own wedding video or DVD with your children.
While you are dressing up, talk about how a bride makes herself beautiful for the groom. After the ceremony is over and you are having “wedding cake” (a sweet snack of your choice), read some of the verses listed below. Talk about the most amazing wedding that will ever take place – the wedding that will happen when Jesus returns in person.
“Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: ‘Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.’ Then the angel said to me, ‘Write: “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” ’ And he added, ‘These are the true words of God.’ ”
“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”