The M & M Test


God’s love for all people


A bag of M & M candy


For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; Romans 10:12

Good morning, boys and girls!

Have any of you ever heard of a taste test? Some people think that they have an extra keen sense of taste. Where most of us can eat two things that are alike and say they taste the same, a person with sensitive taste buds will notice a difference. Do you know where your taste buds are? That’s right. Taste buds are these bumps on your tongue. Taste buds help us know when we are eating spinach or chocolate cake. But some people say they have such good taste buds that they can even tell the difference in the taste of M&M’s. They say each color of M&M tastes slightly different than the others. I have a hard time believing that M&M’s taste differently, but I thought I would have a taste test experiment this morning to see if you can tell the difference in taste between M&M’s. Would anyone like to help me? Okay! This is what we will do. I will blindfold _____________. Then we will give him two M&M’s, one at a time. _______________will tell us if they taste different. Ready? (Blindfold the volunteer. Give him a red M&M. After he has eaten the first M&M, give him a green M&M. Show the other children the color of the M&M before handing it to the volunteer.) You have eaten two different colors of M&M’s. Did you notice a difference in taste? (If the volunteer says yes, give him two more M&M’s of the same color and ask if there is a difference. Make sure the other children see what colors are handed to the volunteer.)

Thank you, _________, for helping us. You may take off the blindfold. I think we have proved that M&M’s all taste the same. They may be a different color on the outside, but the inside is always chocolate. Aren’t you glad M&M’s are different colors. That difference makes them good to look at and fun to eat.

The Bible tells us that the same thing is true of people. It pleased God to make races of people who are different colors on the outside. Or people may have the same color of skin but have different color eyes or hair. It pleased God to make color differences when He created people. But does that mean that God likes some people better than others? No! He made each one of us to please Him and loves all of us. There is a verse that tells us of God’s love for all people. Romans 10:12: For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;

There is a song that we used to sing when I was a little boy. It is called Jesus Loves the Little Children. The words are: Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. I will sing the song and you can sing it with me if you would like. (Sing the song.)

Let’s close with prayer, thanking God that He made so many different kinds of people, and thanking Him that He loves all of us. (Prayer.)