Tonight we were talking about how there is an emptiness in our heart that only God can fill. Many times people try to fill that void with other things, but when they get what they think will make them whole it only leaves them wanting more.
So we played a game (a variation on Rock Paper Scissors called “Gorilla, Man, Gun”. For the prize I held up a 4 pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. After the game and a winner had been announced I presented the prize. It was then that the winner discovered that the prize was just the package and that I had already eaten the candy. I had glued the package back together, but there were no tasty peanut butter cups inside.
Part of me wanted to pull out a whole pack and give it to the winner, but I thought the point worked better if he didn’t get anything. Cruel maybe, but it makes a great opening to a lesson. Try it out!