"Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" -Genesis 25:29
The next few lines bring the drama into play
Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright"
"Look, I am about to die" Esau said, "What good is the birthright to me?"
... yep, he gave up his birthright because he was "starving & about to die"... can't you just hear the torture & drama in that whining voice? Do you really think he was going to die? Come on Esau! Man up! :)
The kids in the youth group all started to make fun of Esau, even calling him "not so bright" for giving up such an important thing over something stupid. Jokes & jabs were made...
but wow!... what a reflection of who are are & how it goes back that far. We get caught up in something so meaningless & make it so dramatic & we make some stupid decisions...
Such a good reminder for the kids - & for us - to watch ourselves & not get caught up in a moment & feel like its the end of the world. But to stop, focus on the important things, & then, maybe some wiser decisions can be made...
And finally - I did enjoy getting to point out to the kids that just proves that guys can be JUST AS dramatic as girls! ... haha!! Gotta throw my own little touch in a lesson! The girls enjoyed that part!