Teaching Kids What It Looks Like to Be A Friend of Jesus
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As a child, I remember singing old hymns at church and sometimes the words seemed a little confusing. For example, I wondered why bringing in the cheese was so important that we would rejoice over it (from the words to “Bringing in the Sheaves”) and if the person who wrote “I Surrender All” had trouble thinking of new words to write in his song. It seemed the only words in the entire tune were the same as the title. “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” held a similar issue for me. I mean, how could Jesus be my friend? He had no toys. He wouldn’t be coming over to our house to play anytime soon. In my childhood mind, it seemed that adults didn’t really get that Jesus lives in heaven.
Thankfully, maturity has taken place and understanding what it looks like to be a friend of Jesus holds a different meaning for me now. In thinking back on some of my childhood memories of church, I thought it would be a beautiful thing to talk about what it looks like to be a friend of Jesus. And to do my best to explain it so that any child could understand just how much we can show our friendship to Jesus. Let’s look at 4 ways we can show Jesus how much we enjoy his friendship.
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By his grace,