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Faith and Farts

Tonight in our Children’s ministry program we began using some new curriculum from the Rethink Group called 252 Basics. The lesson that we were using tonight had to do with Faith and came from Hebrews 11:1. We are splitting the kiddos into three different group and running them through three stations in an hour.

During my second group, 4-5th graders, we were exploring some things that can not be seen but evidence points us to the fact that there is something there. I can remember seeing Billy Graham on TV talking about the wind. You can’t see the wind, but you can see evidence that the wind is there. Gravity. You can’t see gravity but you can see gravity at work. It was at this moment that I asked the kids if they could think of any others. around the time I finished the sentence one of the two girls sitting near the front and wrestling over the Teach notes leaned into her friend and let out a pretty loud fart. Everyone in the room started laughing, including the girl who dealt it. At the end of the laughter one of the kids said, “You can’t see a fart, but there is evidence that one is there.” We all started chuckling again.

Kids say and do the darnedest things. We had a great lesson and it provided a moment that I will remember for many months to come. Can not wait until this weekend to see what else they will have to say.