I would like for you to discover
what this tape, glue, stapler,
and bolt have in common. Think
(Allow them to answer.)
That’s right! They are all used to
hold things together. Most of you
probably have tape and glue in your
desk at school or in your room. You
may also have a stapler of your own,
or perhaps your teacher or parents
do. Your father probably has a jar of
bolts in the garage that he uses to
hold metal or wooden objects
together. Almost everything we
have has to be held together by
something. Can you name a few
other things that hold things
There is something else that
needs to be held together as
well and that is people.
We need to be close to people.
If we are not, life becomes very
sad and lonely.
We need to be close to our
family, to our friends, and to
our fellow church people-plus
Let me tell you what holds
people together better than
anything else: Love! Love is the
best tape, the best glue, the
best staple, the best bolt that
you can find to keep you close
There are other things that we
sometimes think keep us close
to others but they don’t work
as well as love.
You may think that it’s because
you live on the same street that
you are friends with a certain
person, but if that is all that
makes you friends it will be
over with the first time you
have a serious fight.
Sometimes we think we are
close friends with someone
because we like the same sport
or the same games but this
usually doesn’t last either.
• Even living in the same house
with your family will not
automatically make you close to
• In every case what we really
need is love for that person.
• No matter what you like doing
with someone close to you, just
remember that to love that
person is the most important
thing of all.
• Love will be the tape, the glue,
the staple, the bolt that holds us
together in unity.
Possible Bible Stories:
(Matthew 22), Good
Samaritan (Luke 10), They will
know that we are Christians
by our love (John 13:34),
Command to Love one
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