Muddy Hands, Muddy Feet
What child does not love to sing, dance, run, laugh, and play in the rain? Wear your grungiest clothes, grab umbrellas (though it’s more fun if you don’t!), and put on boots and rain coats. Head outside to stomp in puddles, slide in the mud, and sing your loudest praise.
If it’s warm enough, let your children take off their boots and allow the mud to squish between their toes. Have them play in the mud like it’s play dough. Just make sure you have a hose nearby or a warm shower on standby!
Compare sin to the mud that covers you. Consider covering yourself with mud as you say, “Mud is like anger. Mud is like lying. Mud is like jealousy. This mud makes us unclean on the outside. Sin makes us unclean on the inside. It separates us from a holy God. The blood of Jesus is like water, washing our sin away.”
Use Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, and Romans 10:9-10 as possible references. Talk about how God desires for us to be cleansed of our sin, just like the water (from the rain or shower) cleanses us from the mud. We are meant to live holy lives, clean and spotless before God. Only Jesus can wash that sin away.