The Power of Helping Others

The Power of Helping Each Other


Holding up a set of jumper cables

jumper cables power

Good morning Children! How are you all today?

Today, I brought something interesting to show you. Does anyone know what these are?

Wait for responses (Give them some hints it they don’t know)

That's right! These are jumper cables. Now, can anyone tell me what we use jumper cables for?

Wait for responses

Exactly! We use jumper cables to help start a car when its battery is dead. Has that ever happened to your family? (There could be some fun responses)

Imagine you’re on a trip with your family and suddenly, the car won't start. It feels a bit scary and frustrating, right? But, if another car with a good battery comes along, we can connect these jumper cables from the working car to the one that isn't starting. The energy from the good battery flows through the cables and helps the other car start again. Isn't that amazing?

Now, think about this: Sometimes in our lives, we feel a bit like that car with a dead battery. Maybe we’re sad, or tired, or just need a little extra help. And that's okay! Because just like cars need help to get going sometimes, we need help from others too.

This is exactly how God created us to be. God didn’t want us to do everything all by ourselves. He wants us to live in a community, helping and supporting each other.

Hold up one end of the jumper cables

This end represents someone who needs help.

Hold up the other end of the jumper cables

And this end represents someone who can give help. When we connect them, something powerful happens. The energy flows through, and together, they make things work.

Let’s think about this in our lives. Maybe you have a friend who’s feeling lonely. You can be the person who connects with them, just like these cables, and make them feel better. Or maybe you need help with something, and a friend or family member can help you out.

And you know what's even better? God is like the ultimate power source. When we feel weak or need strength, we can always pray and ask God for help. He loves us and wants to help us, just like He wants us to help each other.

So remember kids, it’s okay to need help, and it’s wonderful to give help. We’re like these jumper cables, connecting with each other and sharing our strength.

Let's pray and thank God for making us a community:

Children’s Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for giving us friends and family who can help us when we need it. Thank you for being our source of strength and love. Help us to always remember to help others and to ask for help when we need it. In  Jesus’ name – Amen!

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