Come to the Water

Come to the Water
Hey Kids:
Do you know the difference in a metaphor and a simile?
If I say, “The trees in the swamp looked like old men with gray beards,” I am using a simile to help me understand how trees look with Spanish moss  hanging from the limbs.
If I say, “Old men stood in the swamp, gray beards hanging to the waters.” I am using metaphors to describe the trees and the moss.
The Bible uses lots of similes and metaphors. Try figuring some of them out.
Here’s some starters. The Sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2)
The Bread of Life (John 6:35)
Water of Life (Revelation 22:17)
You are welcome to share your discoveries with us.  🙂

Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail writes Sunday School lessons for children and teens. She teaches in a  public school near her home. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

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