Tween time is for students in the 5th through 8th grades. We meet in the Youth Room at 9:00 and students are dismissed in time to join their families for the 10:00 worship service. This week our Bible passage is Matthew 25:1-13. Jesus is now finished with the confrontations and moved on to talking about preparing for what is ahead. This parable warns of what happens when one does not prepare for something you know is going to happen.
In that culture, weddings were a bit different than they are in our culture. The bridegroom, his family and guests would gather in their house, the bride, her family and guests would gather at their house. When they were ready, the groom and his family would make their way to the bride’s house. Upon their arrival, the groom would take his bride inside the house to consummate the marriage, and they were then married. After the bride and groom join their family and guests again, the party would begin.
This being the case, there was not a definite start time, but you knew it was going to happen on a given day or the day after. You were to prepare and stay prepared and be ready for the celebration that ensued after the marriage took place.
Our game will be Flash Light Battery Relay. I’ll look for your shining faces Sunday!