(This post was written by Gina McClain, Director of Children’s Ministries)
The past few weeks in Preschool we’ve focused on teaching our kids that God Loves Me so much that He would go out of His way to find me. We use the parable of the Lost Sheep as a great example. The words of Christ, Himself, expressing to us how far He would go for His children.
These are easy, precious stories to teach a young child. It’s a truth we deeply want them to believe. And yet I wonder just how much we truly believe it of ourselves.
I think we all would say that God loves us. But I wonder how much we operate as if He doesn’t. Life has a way of sobering our opinion of our value. As a child it was easy to agree that God loves us. As adults we view our value through a lens of our own sinfulness.
You see, the root of sin itself is buying the lie that God doesn’t really love us and He isn’t enough for us.
As a parent, I want my kids to grow up deeply rooted in the truth that God Loves them relentlessly. To do this well, I’ve got to walk in that truth myself.