Download the free audio MP3 and sheet music here (available exclusively on PrimaryinZion!)
Kids don’t have to stand on a wall to have arrows and rocks thrown at them — or words that hurt like arrows and rocks. But just like Samuel, they might be unhurt. Here’s what happened to Samuel:
“(They) were angry with him; and they cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him as he stood upon the wall; but the Spirit of the Lord was with him, insomuch that they could not hit him with their stones neither with their arrows.” Helaman 16:2
Like Samuel, children can have the Spirit of the Lord with them, no matter what others do. A little ignoring can go a long way. Kindness to the verbal arrow-shooter can work too. (See “Passing Kindness” game from the Friend magazine for ways to show kindness to others, and how to defend themselves when others are unkind.)
But if the situation is serious, crossing over into bullying, it may be time to take action. Try these ideas:
- Bullying: Having Difficult Conversations with Parents and
- When Bad Choices Seem to Work Out Just Fine (at least temporarily)
And in case Samuel the Lamanite is one of YOUR heroes too, teach your children this unforgettable original song (only available here at PrimaryinZion!): Samuel the Lamanite song (with sheet music)!
Don’t let those arrows hurt you. Keep the Spirit of the Lord with you, just like Samuel.