Jacobs Hairy Arms
Rather than wait for God to work for Jacob, Rebekah took things into her own hands. Rebekah convinced Jacob to trick Isaac and steal the blessing. As a result Esau became very angry at Jacob and vowed to kill him. Jacob had to leave his home and family.
When we are waiting for God to act in a situation there are two ways in which we can respond. We can trust God and know that He is working for us or we can become impatient and act on our own. And as we can see from this story in the Bible the results are not good.
This is the lesson we want our kiddos to go home with. That in hard and difficult situations, even if we can not see God acting on our behalf, we still need to place our faith in Him and trust that He is working for us.
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness…” 2 Peter 3:9
This craft will remind the kiddos of how Jacob and Rebekah both took matters into their own hand instead of trusting in the timing of God.
- Print the template. (Template)
- Trace them onto a foam sheet. The color of the foam sheet does not matter as it will be covered with cotton balls.
- Cut out both shapes from the foam sheet.
- Using a glue gun, glue two pipe cleaners/chenille stems to each foam shape. One near the narrow edge and one towards the wider edge. Again do this for both foam shapes.
- Glue cotton balls to the foam shapes using regular glue. Cover completely. Slightly pull apart each cotton ball before placing it on the foam sheet. This way you will need less of them.
- At this point if your kids want to, they can use a marker to color the cotton balls. Recommended colors: grey, black, brown, or yellow.