Title: Understanding God’s Love: The Story of Reconciliation
Lesson Objective: To help young children understand the concept of reconciliation and salvation through the story of Jesus’ love for us.
Hey there, kids! Today, we are going to talk about a very important word: reconciliation. Can you say that word with me? Reconciliation! It’s a big word, but it has a very special meaning. Reconciliation means making things right when they are broken or separated. And do you know who is really good at reconciliation? That’s right, it’s God! He loves us so much that He wants to bring us back to Him when we are separated from Him because of sin.
Let me tell you a story about a man named Jesus. Jesus was God’s Son, and He came to earth to show us how much God loves us. Jesus taught people about God’s love and did miracles to show how powerful God is. But some people didn’t understand Jesus and did mean things to Him. They hurt Him and even put Him on a cross to die. It was a very sad and scary time.
But do you know what? That’s not the end of the story! Because even though Jesus died, He didn’t stay dead. Three days later, He came back to life! And do you know why He did that? It’s because He wanted to show us that God can bring us back to Him too. Jesus made it possible for us to be forgiven and reconciled to God because He loves us so much.
Now, let’s make a special craft to help us remember the story of reconciliation. We are going to cut out two paper hearts and then connect them with a piece of string or ribbon. On one heart, we will write “God” and on the other heart, we will write “Us.” This will remind us that through Jesus, God brings us back to Him and loves us no matter what.
Remember, kids, God’s love for us is so big that it can bring us back to Him when we are separated because of sin. Jesus showed us how powerful God’s love is by dying and rising again. So whenever we feel sad or scared, we can remember that God loves us and wants to reconcile with us. We just need to trust in Jesus and His love for us.
Dear God, thank you for loving us so much and for sending Jesus to reconcile us to You. Help us to trust in Your love and remember that we can always come back to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
I hope you learned a lot about reconciliation and God’s love today. Remember to share this story with others and always trust in God’s love for you. See you next time!