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Today’s lesson is about the life a Saul/Paul. His life was radically changed. He started out as an adamantly religious man who was all about appearing holy and following rules. But his heart was messed up. He was such an enemy of God, that he was persecuting the early Christians. The story describes him as being blind.
But then Jesus introduces himself.
You probably know the story, but Saul’s encounter with the risen Lord left him changed, and physically blind for a time. But as the author points out, he was actually seeing truth for the first time.
We decided to do a little role play as I explained this story to my boys. It was simple but effective. Here’s what we used.
Black Construction Paper
Cut the dark paper and fashion it around the exterior of the goggles with tape. Place the goggles on the child’s head and discuss what it is to be blind in your eyes. Example: It’s dark. You don’t know what’s going on. You can get hurt more easily. Then ask them what it might mean to be blind in your heart like Paul was before Jesus opened the eyes of his heart. My son and I talked a lot about how different Paul was as a person once he could “see”. Pray together that God will open your eyes to the truth. Spiritual blindness is beyond dangerous.
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