The Truth About You…Creation
Creatures of the Sea & Air
“Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.”
Colossians 3:2 (the message)
What a fantastic time we had at the KV service! It was such a joy to share what we do every week in Kidventure with everyone last Sunday. Many thanks to all the kids and leaders who made it happen.
On Sunday we spoke about Jesus’ baptism and how the Holy Spirit came down from heaven in the form of a dove and God spoke to everyone saying, “This is my son whom I love and in whom I am well pleased.” We also talked about John the Baptist. Take a look at this video to remind you who John the Baptist is.
Remember those locusts? Have you ever eaten anything that’s even slightly gross like locusts dipped in honey? I’ve eaten some stuff that I’ve thought was yucky, but never bugs. It might seem weird to us but in some cultures it’s completely normal to eat certain bugs. They wouldn’t think it was weird at all.
Do you think there are things that you consider normal that other people think could be weird or unusual? Does that mean that these things aren’t good?Read Colossians 3:2. In the NIV it says not to focus on “earthly things.” Eating bugs is an “earthly thing.” Does eating bugs or not eating bugs make you a good person or a bad person? No! It doesn’t really make a difference, does it?
What does the verse in Colossians say we should focus on? What does make a difference in our lives? Jesus! When we start to see things from his perspective we start to see ourselves and others differently- how Jesus sees us. And here’s the thing… Jesus thinks you’re amazing. Even with all the weird things we do. Even with the mistakes we make. Jesus loves us. He died so that we wouldn’t have to focus on all the wrong things we’ve done, instead we can focus on all the right things Jesus has done. And then he’ll help us be more like him.
This week, look for things that point to God in your life. Maybe it’s a song, or a book. Maybe it’s a person. Keep a lookout! And don’t forget, God might be using you to point someone to him, too! So look for ways to show love and kindness this week : )