We want a Tower!
After the Great Flood, all the people spoke the same language and could talk
to one another every day. Can we understand each other? (Let the
). Yes, we all speak the same language and so
you can understand when I talk to you.
But, one fine day, all those people shouted, "Let's build a big city, and
a great tower! We'll make it so high that it will reach right up
to Heaven! And this will make a great name for us!"
Yes, these people were proud and thought they were very clever, and wanted
to be just like God and do anything they wanted to.
Can We do Anything?
Can we do anything we want to? Anything at all? (Let the children
). No, we can't do things are naughty or wrong, or we
will get into trouble. Somethings can hurt us, like if you jump off
the roof and hope to fly! If you eat icecream all day, you will be
God wants to protect you and help you choose to do only things that will
help you grow up as good children. He only wants you to have things
that are good for you.
We'll make it last Forever!
Yes, the people planned to make a tower that would last forever! And
so they learnt how to make bricks, and how to cement the bricks together
"Come," they cried, "Make the tower strong and very high!" Every day
they sweated and worked from sunrise to sunset and watched the tower grow
taller and taller. It became so tall that the foreman at the top
looked tiny and you could hardly hear his voice shouting, "We need lots
more bricks and cement!"
God was Displeased:
But God wasn't pleased at all to see the people building this big tower.
He didn't want them staying in one place where they could do
whatever they liked, and think that they were better than God!
He knew that would make them terribly proud.
No, God wanted them to live in all the countries of the world and fill
them with people. Ah, but God also had a plan. Do you know
what He did? (Let the children respond). He made all the
people speak in different languages! Now they couldn't understand
one another at all!
I can't Understand You!
I want you to make up a language of your own. Now speak to the
person next to you and in your language, tell them you need more bricks
and cement. (Give the children a short time to try this
Did you understand what the child next to you said? (Let the children
No, everybody building the tower were confused. "What did you say?"
they asked. But nobody could make head or tail of what other
people were saying. And so they all got cross and left the tower
unfinished and started to move away. Some went in one direction,
others in another.
Eventually they settled in different countries just as God wanted them to,
and built houses and lived there. And that's why there are so
many languages in the world today. But they never again tried to
build a tower up to Heaven!
We need God's Help:
Pride is when you think you are better than someone else. What about
when you disobeyed your Mommy or Daddy or weren't nice to someone?
You were only thinking about yourself and didn't care how the other
person felt. And that is pride.
God hates pride, because when you think you are better than others, you
don't need God and think you can do everything better on your own!
But you do need God and He wants you to trust and depend on Him by always
asking Him to guide and help you.
Let's ask God to help you be kind to other people and always do the right
things. And then you will please God, and your parents, friends
and other people.