Today’s lesson is based on John 15 : 9 – 17.
Today I want you to think about the following:
When was the last time you felt left out or were chosen last?
How did it make you feel?
Sometimes we treat people unkindly, certain children are always the last to be chosen. Other times we leave children out from gatherings , parties and activities . Maybe there are reasons , like the child that has been left out from the team who is not a great athlete , or maybe they are interested in different things . Whatever the reason it doesn’t feel good to be left out, and it makes one sad
If you have ever been left out , do you know you weren’t alone in that sad time. Jesus was with you. He doesn’t want anyone to be left out. In the Bible he reminds us that He loves All children, no matter what they look like or what their interests and talents are. And he wants us to love others like that too. He said, “love each other as I have loved you” . When you think about things that make you happy and things that make you sad, it is pretty simple. When something good happens you are happy and when something bad happens you are sad. Jesus wants us to be happy and he loves us so much.
Today I want you to think more about how to love everyone and not leave anyone out.