Monday, September 29, 2014

FHE: I Am a Child of God

Opening Song: Family Night

Opening Prayer

Scripture: Psalms 82:6

The parable of Rapunzel
with excerpts from the Primary 1: I Am a Child of God Manual
We lived in heaven with our Heavenly Father before we came to earth.
We don't remember living with Him,
but we know we are His spirit children because we read about it in the scriptures.
{see Psalms 82:6}
Heavenly Father is the king of both heaven & earth.
Because we are His spirit children,
we are all princes & princesses.

Rapunzel lived with her parents in the castle when she was a baby,
but she was taken away from them when she was still little
so she doesn't remember that she is their daughter
& that she is actually a princess.

Rapunzel's parents, the king & queen, never gave up their search for her.
They sent out floating lanterns every year in hopes that she would follow them back home.
Our Heavenly Father wants us to choose the right so that we can return to live with Him someday
so He sent us the scriptures & a prophet to guide us back to Him.

Mother Gothel constantly lied to Rapunzel & tried to keep her locked up in the tower
because she wanted all of the hair's magical powers for herself.
She tells Rapunzel that "mother knows best" just to get her to stay.
She didn't want her to discover who she really was & find her way back home.
Satan is the same way.
He lies to us & tries to keep us locked up in his grasp
because he wants all the power & glory for himself.
He wants to take our agency away.
 He tries to trick us into thinking that his way is best.
Satan doesn't want us to find our way back to Heavenly Father.

Rapunzel wanted to see the floating lanterns
just like we should want to read the scriptures & listen to the prophet.
She discovered that she is a princess & she found her way back to her home,
just like we know that we are all children of God
& that we can live with our Heavenly Father again someday too.

photo credit:

Rapunzel stood in front of the mirror & put her tiara on.
She was the daughter of a King.

Seeing a Child of God
We can stand in front of a mirror & remember that we are children of God too.
Hold a mirror up in front of each person & tell them that they are a child of God.

Closing Song: I Am a Child of God

Closing Prayer

Activity: Color/decorate crowns while watching Tangled
Here's a link to Rapunzel's tiara

Treat: Paint brush rice krispie treats

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