When teaching children about faith and sharing stories from the Bible, it helps if they can have an activity that instills the messages they are learning. This Christian Craft Bracelet idea from Sunday School Network involves stringing beads on jute or rawhide. Each bead color is related to a Biblical Truth. When children are done with each bead and message, you can help them tie off the end cord to fit their wrist.
Biblical Truths for each color:
Black = Sin
The black bead reminds us of our sin which separates us from God and dooms us to eternal darkness. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (see also Ephesians 2:11-13)
Red = Christ’s Blood
The red bead symbolizes Christ’s’ blood shed for you and me. Romans 5:8-9 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us…we have been justified by his blood…”
White = Prayer of Repentance For Cleansing
The white bead represents the cleansing that occurs when a sinner repents and turns to God. Psalm 51:1-2 “Have mercy on me, Oh God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”
Blue = Water/Spirit Baptism
The blue bead represents baptism. Ephesians 4:5 “…one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” We are baptized with water to identify ourselves with Jesus. The Holy Spirit baptizes those who trust in Jesus and takes up residence in the believers heart. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9
Green = Christian Growth
The green bead represents growth in our faith. Colossians 1:10 “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God…”
Gold = Eternal life
The gold bead represents eternal life with Jesus in Heaven. John 3:16 “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Copyright 2002 – Sarah A. Keith – www.SundaySchoolNetwork.com
From the book, “Goin’ Buggie For Jesus”.