In the day when Sam and I used to teach 4th, 5th and 6th graders at Minter Lane, we called them object lessons. And with Sam as the creative wonderful teacher he was, they were so much fun.
Not half as much fun as Jonathan Storment's use of a baby lamb at church on Palm Sunday! I think half of us cried and the other half oohed and ahhed as Scott Perkins carried the bleating lamb down the aisle.
It was a perfecly planned worship with much praise and glory flowing. The kids waved palm leaves and helped us sing from the stage. Loved it, and I got in line to pet the lamb just like the kids.
So much better than the old days when our tribe ignored Palm Sunday and Easter with sermons from Acts.