Sunday, October 20, 2013

{DIY} Bible Scripture Glove

By Deborah Rowley

Over 10 years ago, I was in a Family Home Evening Idea Group in Gilbert, Arizona. One of the cute ladies in the group made these adorable scripture gloves. (I wish I could remember which gal it was!) I have used this glove countless times over the years with my own kids and other kids in church groups. I am so excited to share it with my Nursery class today. This glove would be so easy and inexpensive to make and so adaptable to many different stories in the scriptures. This scripture glove was created to tell the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that is found in the book of Daniel Chapter 3 in the Old Testament.

Here is a close up of all the parts. All you need is a glove, felt, googly eyes, stick on jewels, glue, a handkerchief, a rubber band, and some stick on Velcro.

Here are the three boys that were taken to serve in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar. 

Here is the King. 

Here is the angel that appeared in the fiery furnace to protect them. 

Here is the idol they were commanded to worship. 

Here is the fire. 
Below is a simplified version of the story that you can tell small children. 
(Note that you wrap the angel in the handkerchief until the part that he appears in the story. In the center of the glove is the velcro that is used to attach the idol and the fire when they are needed.) 

The Bible tell us the story of a King named Nebuchadnezzar.
This king made a golden image and commanded that everyone worship it. 
There were three young men who would not worship the image. Their names were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. The king told them that he would put them in a fire and burn them if they did not worship the idol. They told the king that they would only pray to God, our Heavenly Father. 

The king was very angry. He had the furnace made seven times hotter than normal. The guards that put Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace were burned because the blaze was so hot. 

The king was astonished at what happened next. He saw four persons, not just three in the fire. An angel had come to protect the three young men. The fire did not harm them.

The king let them out and said they were blessed. He made a law that everyone could worship the true God because of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 
We should remember these young men. They had the courage and faith to obey Heavenly Father even though their lives were in great danger. We should have the same kind of courage and faith. God will always help us if we keep His commandments. 

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