We are commanded to forgive others, God is really after our own good. So forgive from the heart and set yourself free.
This is what we shared to the kids last Sunday at the Awesome Kids Ministry service.
We took a bottle of water and some effervescent vitamin tablets.
We encouraged the children to think of someone they need to forgive.
• Someone hit you and pushed you down.
• Someone won’t let you play a game.
• Someone broke something of yours.
• Someone called you an unkind name.
• Someone took what you were playing with and won’t share it.
We talked about how they were hurt. They felt mad.
We encouraged them to ask God to let go of these feelings.
We asked the kids to put a piece of the tablet in the water and the children imagined asking God to help them forgive.
As the bubbles start to come off the tablets, they imagined giving the hurt feelings to God.
The tablets took a while to dissolve, which also illustrated that sometimes it might take a long time to forgive.
The water might also have changed color, which illustrates that it’s not as if the thing that hurt you had never happened, it’s just been changed by God.
For the craft activity, they colored an artwork that reminds them to always be kind and good to others.
I felt God’s embrace every Sunday because of these children.
Their presence affirm God’s abounding graces and mercy.
They taught me more to love and to live life.
A simple activity but has a profound meaning.
It was difficult for me to forgive few years back but I learned to let go.
To more years of serving and loving the children of God!