Big Feet, Little Feet (A Children's Sermon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Van Driest   

Choose someone (young man/teen) with really big feet to come sit in the front with you and the children. Point out that 'Tom' has really big feet, and that lots of people know 'Tom:' people at the church, his family, his grandparents, people he goes to school or works with. If he has lived in different locations, point out that people in another state/city where he lived or went to school know him. Lots of people know 'Tom.'

Choose a child with very small feet to come and show his/her feet. 'Jane's' feet are a lot smaller than 'Tom's' feet, but still a lot of people know 'Jane.' You all do, her family, her grandparents, her neighbors, etc. 'Jane' has pretty small feet, but still, a lot of people know her.

Show the 'Little Feet" pin. At one time we all had feet this small, and when our feet were this small, do you think that many people knew us? Maybe our mom and dad knew that we were beginning to grow, but hardly anyone even knew we existed. Nobody knew what we looked like yet. But One Person knew all about us, even when our feet were this small. Who do you think that is?

God knew all about us even before our feet were this big (show pin), even before our moms and dads knew we existed. The Bible tells us this is true. (Have older children or teens read the Bible verses.)

Jeremiah 1:5 God says "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." The 'womb' is the place inside of the mother where a baby grows until it is big enough to be born.

Psalm 139:16 "You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed."

This verse tells us that God has always known all about us and loved us, even before our feet were this big (show little feet pin again).

Suggestion: Give out "Little Feet" pins as a reminder that God knows us and loves us from even before anyone else knew us.
Precious feet lapel pins can be ordered at for $.55 - $1.00 each depending on number ordered. They are also available at for prices ranging from $.54 to $1.95 each.

This Children's Sermon was presented during Time for Children at First Presbyterian Church, Oostburg, Wisconsin. Mary Van Driest is a member at FPC and the Senior Vice President of Presbyterians Pro-Life.




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