This weekend was our annual 6th grade breakaway. It involved games, junk food, mini sermons, and Main Event (laser tag, a ropes course, video games, and bowling all in one place). We concluded Sunday with our small group reveal where we played Get to Know You Jenga. The blocks were numbered and the numbers corresponded to a question on a laminated sheet of paper our wonderful Student Ministry staff created.
One of my girls pulled number 58 (I'm 97% sure that's which one it was) "What's your favorite Bible story? Why?" Simultaneously I guessed Noah as she said it. Her answer was because she loves animals and water. Since I also love both of those things I'd say that answer was pretty legit. She then went on to say she also really liked Esther. I can't even remember if I knew who Esther was when I was in 6th grade but I'm definitely digging the girl power filled story now (and I'm super impressed by how knowledgeable my girls are #BestSmallGroupEver ). But back to Noah, later that day as I was scrolling through my Instagram I saw this picture:
Just in case it's hard for you to read here's the list.
1. Don't miss the boat.
2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
5. Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
6. Build your future on high ground.
7. For safety sake, travel in pairs.
8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
9. When you're stressed, float a while.
10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
A super cute reminder that even the most familiar stories can teach us something new.