March 2nd is the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birth (1904) so here’s a short and simple Children’s talk relating to one of his books:
Dr. Seuss was a writer who wrote more than 60 books for children – books like “The Lorax”, “Cat in a hat” and “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish” and, one of my personal favourites, “Green eggs and ham”. If he were still alive, this week would have been his 112th birthday!Perhaps his most famous book these days is “Horton hears a Who” in which Dr Seuss shares this particular piece of wisdom:
“A person’s a person, no matter how small…”
The Bible tells us that God created us, hand-crafted us – He knows everything about us – everything we’ve done, everything we’ll do. He knows even the number of hairs on our heads.
So today we want to pay attention to this truth – that each person is amazing and important no matter where they live, no matter how poor they are, no matter what’s going on in their country. And the same goes for the people around us as well. There may be people that we know who are poor, or who aren’t being treated well, or who haven’t got many friends and it’s important to remember that “A person’s a person no matter how small… or poor… or geeky… or weird… or different… or lonely…” and “A person is a person created by and loved by God” and it’s important that, as God’s people, we make a difference to the people in our world.
We can help by doing something kind at home, or by playing with the person who no-one else is playing with, or by making up with the person you’ve fallen out with, or by praying for the work of TearFund, or sharing your pocket money with a charity.
So remember three things:
A person’s a person no matter what!
Everyone is important to God and should be important to us.
We can help those around us!