Last year I started a list of children's (and young adult) books I kept seeing…
I co-teach our church’s preschool Sunday school class. The other teacher and I take turns, so we each lead the class about twice a month. I love it. Little children bring so much joy to the world!
Last week, we talked about Peter’s denial and how sad he was after denying Jesus. Then we discussed how Jesus still loved him and forgave him. I asked the sweet children a series of questions.
Would God forgive you if you murder someone?
They all shook their heads no.
I assured them that if they were sorry and trusted in God, He would forgive them.
What if you stole something, would He forgive you?
Again, a lot of serious head-shaking!
I assured them that this too would be forgiven.
What if you hit your friend? Lied about something?
A few started to catch on, but the concept of forgiveness is tough to understand.
We, as adults, can be so like these precious young ones. Too often, we hear the message that God hates sin and will judge the world. Yes, He does hate sin and judgment will come, but God is love! He’s mercy! He forgives!!
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Yes, we all have sinned. God hates sin, but He loves us. There is no need to be separated from God’s great love–if sin is eating at you, repent. Give your guilt to Him who overcame sin and death, and rejoice in the peace of forgiveness!
John 3:16 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
No sin is too big for God to forgive! Give it to Him!
In lighter news, I’m chatting about my love of coffee over at Coffee Cups and Camisoles (linked) today. Stop by! I’m giving away a copy of Small-Town Bachelor!
And Heart-Shaped Glasses (linked) interviewed me today! They had some terrific questions. I hope you’ll stop by!
What is your favorite Easter hymn?
Mine is “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!