Unconditional Love

1 John 3:1a “Think how much the Father loves us. He loves us so much that he lets us be called his children, as we truly are.” (CEV)

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we have a perfect opportunity to teach young children about God’s love for us. I have a new storytime lesson up over at Groovy Storytimes. This lesson uses the story about a parent’s love for his child, and the child’s insecurities about that love, as a springboard for discussing our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Enjoy the lesson with your children, and remember how much we are loved, even though we are imperfect and weak. The famous children’s song really does sum it up best:

“Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.”

Blessings to you!
Lynn

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Be Thankful and Content! A Story Time Lesson about Greed

Hi everyone! It’s Lynn here to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, and to let you know about a new preschool lesson I’ve written to help our children understand more about what it means to be content.

As the holidays approach, we are continually bombarded with ads that tell us all the things we need to be happy, popular, and more like everyone else. Last year’s toy or gadget is no longer enough, we need this year’s latest and greatest. Our world seems to be about nothing more than eternally seeking all-elusive contentment, like a carrot dangling in front of our noses, demanding more money, more time, more energy, but never really delivering on promises to give us real satisfaction.

It’s bad enough when we as adults are subjected to such constant deceptive chatter, but more than ever, our kids are being assaulted by the world’s false promises for contentment.

1 Timothy 6:6 (NKJV) teaches that “…godliness with contentment is great gain.” At my blog, Groovy Storytimes, I’ve put together a new lesson on teaching young children how to be content, and the consequences of greed. Hebrews 13:5 (ESV) admonishes us to “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” This time of year is the perfect opportunity to explain how important it is to be content and focus on God.

Enjoy this fun lesson with your kids as you strive to remind them of God’s love for us and His wish for our total dependence upon Him, which will give us REAL contentment.

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