sacred sabbaths 11/14: forgiving like jesus

Nov 14, 2010

What a wonderful day at church! I taught my little five-and six-year-olds about forgiveness. I taught them that being a follower of someone means we do what they do and how we can be followers of all sorts of different people and different ideas. We talked a little about being a follower of Muhammed, Confucious, a football player, a movie star, or a myriad of other things. We talked about being a follower of Jesus and how if we want to be His follower we need to strive to do the things He does. I then proceeded to share the story of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, his experience in Gethsemane, his trial, and his crucifixion. All of the children sat and listened with love, sadness, and earnestness. They were absolutely silent and I could tell they were falling in love with their Savior. It was one of the most magical moments of my life. I felt just like Jo in Little Men when she teaches Nat about the love of Jesus and it opens a whole new world for him.

I love my calling! I have been teaching the same group of children since they were Sunbeams (three-year-olds). In just a few short weeks they will be moving up to the next class and I don’t know if I will get moved up with them or not. If not, I only have a couple more lessons to share my heart with them and I cry just thinking about it. I want them to always know that I know that Jesus loves them and that He wants them to return to Him.

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