Its Not Fair Meet Mr Half Note
TALKING MUSIC NOTATIONS
Children’s Music Theme
It’s Not Fair! Meet Mr. Half Note
Bible Verses: Luke 15:11-32 (Story of the Prodigal Son)
Props: 2 Half notes (circle and stick drawn on board), Two candy bars one half gone, and the other whole in part to give away.
Do you ever feel that you are treated unfairly? Have you ever said these words, “That’s not fair!” Well, Sandy and Sam could not get along. Everywhere that went to visit one of them would end up saying, “That’s not fair.” They went to their Aunt Margaret’s home and she made them an ice cream come. She only had a small amount of strawberry topping left and put it all on Sandy’s cone. Sam started pouting and as usual he said, “That’s not fair!” On the way home, Sam got to sit in the front seat because his mother wanted him to hold something for her and Sandy said, “That’s not fair.” Their mother was just plain tired of all this business of hearing “that’s not fair”, and she decided to do something about it to help them stop this behavior.
The next day, she called them both into the kitchen where she was making cookies. She offered them both some cookies and milk. The jug had enough for one glass. Sandy poured herself a glass without realizing that there was not any more milk. Sam checked the fridge and found out that Sandy had poured herself all of the milk in the house. He started with, “That’s not fair. His mother cut him short and said, “That is enough of this unfair talk. From now on, every time either one of you use those words in this house you will pay me .50 cents.” Needless to say, there were two unhappy kids that did learn to refrain from using the words “that’s not fair.”
Notice these half notes. Each one receives equally two (2) counts. They look the same and they are treated as the same – equally. However, life is not always like a half note. Sometimes, we get the short end of the stick. Sometimes we are not treated equally in all areas. Allow God to help you to step above this kind of thinking. "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the money that will belong to me.’ So his Father gave him his share. A few days later, the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he spent his money making bad choices. When he finally returned home after spending all his money, his father gave him a big feast. The younger son did not think this was fair (Luke 15:11-32). Life is not always fair, bur if Jesus is in our hearts He will help us when these times come our way to be pleasant.
1. Will life always be fair?
2. How does it feel when you believe a teacher has not been fair to you?
3. What does God think about this kind of attitude?
4. How do you feel when your parent pays more attention to your younger brother or sister?
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