Early Childhood February 20

The preschoolers (3-5 years) learned that we should show love.  In Romans 13:8-10, it says, “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet, and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” It’s so easy  to think of love as this superficial, fluffy, starry-eyed emotion, because that is so often how it is portrayed.  But, real love runs much deeper.  It means showing kindness to someone who can’t give it back, forgiving someone even when they don’t deserve it, standing up for someone who can’t defend themselves.  Love is doing for others what they can’t do for themselves.  That’s the love Jesus showed to us, and so we need to pass it on to others.

Family Activity Page Lesson 7

Family Fun: This Saturday, February 26th, is Carnival Day.  Who says you can’t have a fun carnival in the middle of winter?  You don’t have to go outside.  In fact, you don’t even have to leave your house!   You can plan some fun games to play inside, make some popcorn or candy apples, and even have prizes.  To make it even more exciting, invite another family to join you!  They can bring some of their own fun ideas, too.  To get those creative juices flowing, check out this website:  http://www.carnivalsavers.com/freeboothideas.html.

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