Joseph knew from his dreams that God planned to bless him with many treasures. What he didn’t realize was that God’s plan would have a lot of twists and turns. (Hold up empty cereal box.) Just when Joseph thought he was coming into his riches, he became a slave. It seemed to him (turn the empty box over and shake it to show it is empty) that his life had become an empty container, filled with nothing at all.
What happens sometimes is that we’re looking for our treasure at the wrong times or in the wrong places.
SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 37-50
Treasure Chest Mix
– ½ cup almonds
– ½ cup peanuts
– ½ cup raisins
– ½ cup dried cranberries
– 4 cups Chex or Life Cereal
– ½ cup M&M pieces
Mix all ingredients in together except M&M’s. As kids tend to argue over who got more chocolate, once they are served, spoon out five M&Ms onto the top of their mixture.
Paper plates for serving
Two cereal boxes: One filled with the mix, one empty. They don’t have to be of the same cereal. Hide the full one away in the cabinet and bring the empty one to the serving table.
(Put the empty cereal box down, go to the cabinet and bring out the full one. Shake it.) When the time is right, God intends us to have the fullness of his blessings. Right now, let’s eat the treasure he sent us today.
(Serve mix, then put on M&Ms)
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