Recap: This past week we learned about the creation of Adam and Eve. We discussed our earliest memories and thought about where we came from.
Remember back around Christmas when Orphan Angels stopped by with adorable kittens? At some point someone had the joy of getting to see Mommy Cat birth that litter. Have you ever gotten to see the birth of kittens or puppies?
It’s neat to see a new life come into our world. So imagine being God who knew all about us before we were even born and even before He created the world! God knew about us and had a plan for us. And guess what? His plan for you and me is not finished. Not only did He create us, He also saved us from ourselves and He has given us a formal invitation to meet Him in Heaven someday if we merely trust in his Promise.
We do good things sometimes, but we are usually more inclined to do what is wrong. It’s not because we are necessarily bad people (though bad people do exist). It’s because our NATURE is sinful. If it wasn’t for Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit, we’d probably never choose to do the right thing.
Remember that God created us to be good people. But he also gave us a free will. That means that he doesn’t have some big remote control in the sky. Instead he lets us roam free and seek him freely. Jesus asks us to be like sheep. We have the freedom to leave His flock, but Jesus, the Good Shepherd, has listed all the reasons why we ought to stick with Him. And if you have been reading your Bibles, then you know there are MANY reasons not to wander from the flock!
Adam and Eve wandered off. Sometimes we do too. But God calls out to us every minute of every day. He knows where we are even when we ourselves feel lost. So I encourage all of you to stay close by to Jesus, Our Shepherd. He loves us and will always look after us. Earth is only our temporary home. But Heaven is our true eternal home. Jesus tells us the road to Heaven may be bumpy, but with Him leading us, we are guaranteed to get there.
Attendance this past week: Pre-K - 1, Lower Elementary - 1, Upper Elementary - 3, and High School - 0.
This Week: We will learn how sin entered our world.
Also, don’t forget to let Steve or Pastor Jean know if you will be able to help with VBS this year. There are several different ways to help, please inquire for more info.
Check out our printable coloring page above as well as the link to coloring/activity pages below.