Last October, together with Jack and Gina, we moved back in time to learn more about the story of Abraham. His faithfulness sparked a desire to trust God like Abraham did today. The children had the opportunity to experience what it means to believe. It is written that faith is the conviction of what we cannot see. Therefore, they had the task with their eyes covered to listen carefully to the guardian to avoid obstacles and reach the treasure.
On Sunday, January 22, at the children’s service, we were reminded of the story of Abraham, and heard about our vocation. There was a reading of a verse from 2 Timothy 1;9: “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not on the basis of our works, but according to His own decree and grace, given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of old,” and we also saw a video about a rich young man who grieved when he heard Jesus’ words that he should sell everything he had and come to follow Him.
Many people reject their vocation because they think it’s too difficult for them to leave everything to follow Jesus. But Jesus makes it clear that whatever we do for His name’s sake we will receive back a hundredfold. Our goal is to bless and strengthen their calling and election.
The children received further treasures for their boxes – cards with verses to which they can return.