Ready, Set, Move July (Elementary)
Jesus is a gift for everyone.
Since the beginning, God has always been deeply involved in the world. We see God’s handiwork on display in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, believing in what we can’t see because of what we can see. When we focus on what we know to be true about God and the world God created, we can have faith in what we can’t see or fully understand. We put that faith into action as we follow Jesus and show His love to the world.
We start off the month with something Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus. In Ephesians 2:8-9 we read, “God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.” When it comes to faith in God, everything—especially God’s gift of grace through Jesus—is a gift of love. All we have to do is accept it.
Bottom Line: Jesus is a gift for everyone. This is a simple, yet powerful truth that we pray will sink into the hearts of kids. There’s nothing we have to do to earn our salvation. We just have to accept God’s amazing gift of grace through Jesus. We pray that this is a decision every kid will make at some point in their life—maybe even this summer!