So I've just got back into doing children's talks in church since the new minister started back in September. Was a bit nervous but people seemed to enjoy this one so here it is for all to read/share/use etc...
Who knows of any nursery rhymes?
Let the children give a few answers
There are lots of different nursery rhymes, but I want to talk about one in particular, it's Humpty Dumpty. Can you say it with me?
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again
Excellent! I wonder does anyone know what Humpty looks like?
Let the children answer, they'll hopefully know the answer is...
...an egg! Yes he looks like an egg! I have one with me here. I didn't have Stewie as an aide at the time but he wanted to help today...
And what happened to Humpty when he fell? He cracked! So let's crack this egg (be sure to do this into a bowl or something and not just the floor!)
Oh dear! Look at poor Humpty! He's not in a good shape at all is he? I wonder how we could get him back together? What do you think the king's horses and king's men tried to do to fix him?
Allow a few answers - I got some funny ones including sellotape, superglue, masking take, staples, blu-tac and magic!
If you have time you cold try and get the egg back in the shell and try to stick together to show how difficult this is
I don't think we can do it. But you know sometimes we can be in messy situations that seem hard to get out of, a bit like poor Humpty. Maybe you've fell out with a friend over something and it seems there's just no way to sort it out, or maybe you're having trouble at school and it seems no one can help, or perhaps you've done something wrong and you don't know how to fix it. We can all get into hard and messy situations like Humpty from time to time.
But we're not like Humpty are we? We're not eggs! We're people and even better we're God's people! And when we have problems we don't need the King's horses or the King's men, because we have God who is the King on our side! When we ask him for help and allow him to help us, the King will get us out of the sticky messy situation we're in