What a busy day!
We started our morning with a big breakfast. Then we watched an animated movie in KidZone about the two criminals who were crucified with Jesus. One of the criminals insulted and mocked Jesus, but the other rebuked him, saying “we are getting what we deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Remember me when you come into your kingdom.” By admitting he had sinned and asking Jesus to remember him, he showed he knew who Jesus was. And what did Jesus reply? “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” What an amazing outpouring of love! Last week we heard Jesus forgive those who crucified him and this week he forgives a common criminal in the last moments of his life. Jesus points the way for us. If he could forgive in such a time as this, then surely we can offer forgiveness to those who hurt us.
We closed out our morning with a trip to the Bible Bucks Store. Next week we will hear more of what Jesus says from the cross in the movie, The Gospel of John. All kids fifth grade and below join us in the KidZone at 10am.