Sandwiched in between a very important parable on prayer in which Jesus ends with the haunting words…”When the Son of Man comes shall He find faith on the earth?” and the description of what His coming will be like ; we find this exhortation, “Remember Lot’s wife.” When was the last time we asked ourselves…”am I in the habit of remembering Lot’s wife?” Lot lived in a society that was being judged for it’s pride, over-abundance of food, idleness and prosperous ease and they did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. Ezekiel writes…”They were haughty and committed abominations before me”. (hm-m-m, does this sound familiar ?) It was not enough that Lot’s wife had been given the information from the angels God had sent. She was given the means of escape as the angels griped her hands and hastened her out of the city. This infamous, un-named woman was also given a warning to not look back but to flee for her life . Her heart’s desire was back in Sodom and that caused her to lag behind Lot, and gaze longingly at what was being destroyed. Sadly, the Bible tells us she “became a pillar of salt.” Let us draw near to our great and awesome God, repent of our worldliness , and cry out to Him “always…and not give up.”
Please use card stock for the worksheet as the kids will be gluing salt on the figure after coloring. Moisture forms on the back of the page so putting a strip of duct tape the length of the figure will add strength. Mix some clear, iridescent glitter with salt and give kids about 2 tablespoons each, in tiny cups. Put a thick coating of tacky glue on the figure of Lot’s wife, and then cover completely with the salt mixture.
Lightly pat salt into glue and throw away residue. Have the kids write the verse from Luke 18:8 in the space as shown above in the sample, and make sure you include the parable of the widow and the unjust judge in your lesson. I would rather emphasize this portion of the Bible for children, teaching the importance of prayer and faithful, godly living than having to wrestle with a G-rating for Genesis 19