Harvest – What is Harvest about?
Powerpoint Pictures: HARVEST; HAVE; EAT; STARVE; SHARE
What are some of the things we should remember at harvest time?
Using the letters of the word ‘HARVEST’ shout out all the different words you can make?
Some examples: Save; Vest; Hare; Sat; Rat; Hat; Have; Share; Eat; Starve.
There are four words in particular that we can make which remind us about what harvest is about:
The first word is HAVE.
Harvest is an opportunity to remember and thank God for the many things that we have. When we go to the supermarket, the shelves are full of lovely food to buy. When we turn on the tap, there is plenty of water that flows out of them.
The second word is EAT.
Harvest isn’t just an opportunity to thank God that the supermarket shelves are full, it’s a chance to thank God that our tummy’s are full too! We have plenty to eat. There might be food that we find boring or dislike like quiche, celery and marmite, but still have enough to eat and drink.
The third word is STARVE.
As we think of all the lovely things we have to eat and drink, it should make us think about those who don’t have as much as we do. 1 in 6 people (that’s 1.06 billion people) are hungry. 1 child dies of starvation every 6 seconds. Harvest is a time to remember those who are not as fortunate as us.
Then the fourth word is SHARE.
Harvest is a time to help poor and hungry and those in need. Why should we share? The Bible tells us that we should. Galatians 6:10 says that… “as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).
God tells us that we are to do good to all people. It pleases Him when we look out for others (especially other Christians in need). There are lots of different opportunities to do this.
So… HARVEST is time when we can remember and praise God for all we have – food/drink/clothing/family especially for Jesus who God sent to be our Saviour. But also a time when we can share by helping those in need!!!
More kids talks for Special Occasions during the year can be found HERE.