Tell everyone that they have great value. One of the things that women (especially) long to be is to be treasured, to know that they have value - good hint for you guys there in a relationship! But we all need to feel valued and the great news is that we are all of great value.
Before the assembly starts, put tickets under 3 chairs. When assembly starts, get everyone to stretch out their hand in front of them, then put it in the air, then put it under the seat of the person in front and see if there's a ticket there.
Get the 3 'volunteers' up and play a game of 'guess the price.' Start with 5 normal prices - the price of shoes, someone's top, a haircut, a jacket, a toothbrush. Then go on to increasingly bizarre things - belly button piercing, a facelift for someone... etc.
- Americans spend around £3 billion ($5.1bn) on cosmetics each year.
- The Chinese (with a population 5 times the size) spend £150,981,378 ($257,069,408) on cosmetics per year.
- The US spends over $1 billion on clothes each year.
- In a year, the average household cat consumes around £100 worth of food - that's 65 kilos of Kit-Kat each year.
- In the USA, they spend over $10 billion each year on pet food.
Talk about the old Sprite advert catch phrase, "Image is nothing, thirst is everything." Ask whether people are really satisfied - does drinking Sprite really satisfy you? Does getting makeovers or buying clothes truly satisfy? Does it touch the deep needs in your heart? Can it bring you love?
John 6:35, Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life. The person that aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever." Only Jesus can touch that deepest part of your soul that nothing else can reach. Jesus gives life in its fullest sense - he gives life that lasts forever - life that doesn't go away. Food is eaten, fashions come and go, makeovers fade away. But Jesus always has been and always will be there.
Remember your value doesn't depend on how YOU feel about yourself nor on how other people treat you. No, your value is in what GOD thinks of you and God thinks a LOT of you.