|A suitcase comes in handy when going on a trip, but we don't need one when we go to Heaven.|
1 small suitcase
Approximately 8 minutes
Heaven, Kingdom of God Happiness
What you will do:
You will explain how a suitcase is needed when we go on an earthly trip, but not when we go to Heaven.
What you will say:
Here is a familiar object, a suitcase. What do you think of when you see someone carrying a suitcase? (Allow for answers.) When we see someone with a suitcase, the first thing we usually think of is that the person is going on a trip. It may be a business trip, or a vacation, perhaps to visit relatives or friends. This person may be going to another city, another country, or to a far away exotic place. One thing we know for sure. Inside the suitcase are things the person feels they must bring with them.
If you were going on a trip, what would you pack? (Allow for answers.) Clothes, toys, a stuffed animal, a pillow.
All these things will make our trip more enjoyable. Otherwise, when we get there we would have to buy so many things.
(Open suitcase now to show that it is empty)
You know, God has a special trip planed for us too. It is not to another city. It is not to another country. However, you might say it is to an exotic place. Do you know where it is? That is right, Heaven.
We do not need to pack a suitcase when we go to Heaven. We will not need toys, or pillows, or clothes, or shoes. Jesus is in Heaven now preparing a place for us, and when we get there, we will have everything we need to be happy and comfortable. The Bible says He will even dress us in clothes of salvation. (Isaiah 61:10)
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