The thing I enjoy most about teaching Kindergarten is getting to teach Bible to young children who haven’t heard Bible truths for decades. It’s all new, and it’s all new fresh. I also feel an urgency to have them understand what Christ has done for them as some will be going to public school next year and come from unsaved families that practice false religions. This may be the only time they hear how they can know Christ as their Savior! Right now, I also know their hearts are tender and receptive to God’s Word.
Next week is Spring Break for us, so this week we are going through the Easter story. As I teach my students and then contemplate myself how that the perfect son of God came down to live on earth, only did good and helped people while He lived here, and yet He died for my sins; my heart is overwhelmed with the goodness and mercy of God.
Aren’t these amazing truths to consider?
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. I Peter 2:22-26
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19
I was sharing with my class yesterday that bad things will happen to us. Yet even in these bad times, we can know that God is good and that He loves us. We can still be happy and joyful. Why? Because we have a Savior who took our penalty on the cross. We did not deserve it; yet He loved us so much that He was willing to have the Father turn away His back on Him, bare our sins on the cross, so that we can live with Him one day forever in Heaven. I shared how my friends just had a fire in their house that destroyed all their belongings and their pets died; yet even now as they contemplate the reason for Easter, they can be so thankful for the wonderful gift of God: salvation through the blood of Jesus.
Prepare your heart for Easter right now! Next week, I will be visiting my Grandma, and I’ll try to share some of your posts for my Thoughtful Thursdays!
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