Be thankful for Jesus.
Kids will be able to share what Jesus did to save them from sin.
Luke 7:36-50, A woman anoints Jesus’ feet.
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” 1 Chronicles 16:8 (NIV)
God sent his son, Jesus, to die for our sins. We can thank God for his amazing love and for wanting a relationship with us.
A box of leftovers
Show the kids what you have in the box. Ask if they can tell what restaurant it is from. Ask them what their favorite restaurants are and if they ever bring home leftovers.
I could have left this food at the restaurant. It wasn’t a complete meal anymore, and
in truth, it will never taste as good as it did when I first got the food. So why did I ask for a leftover box? Two reasons. First, it’s wasteful to just let the restaurant throw the food away. But also… I love this meal! This is good food, and I didn’t want to let it go to waste.
God could have tossed mankind out like leftovers. After Adam and Eve broke the rules and sin entered the world, God’s creation was ruined. It would never be the same. Why would God want to hold on to something so broken?
For the same reason I kept this food; God loves us. He loves us way more than anyone ever loved a plate of food. He loved us enough to sacrifice his son Jesus for our sake.
Jesus is the greatest gift ever offered and the greatest gift you will ever receive. We need to thank God every day for the wonderful gift he has given us in Jesus.