February 11th & 12th Parent Note for Remix/Revolution
Hi Remix, Revolution and SPIN Parents!
We are spending the month of February taking a closer look at the way love shows up throughout the Gospels in how Jesus interacts with others. Every time we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show others a glimpse into the perfect love God has for each and every one of us.
One way to show our love is by loving those less fortunate in our community. Socks are one of the #1 items requested by homeless shelters. So this month we will be doing a sock drive called Knock Knock: Give a Sock! to show our love to our community. You can find more information about our sock drive by clicking here.
This week we continue our look at love in Mark 4:35-41 as we look at a familiar story from a different point of view. Jesus and His disciples were out on the sea when a flash storm struck fear into the disciples. Jesus showed love for His disciples. He calmed the storm and showed that He can be trusted no matter what.
Bottom Line: Comfort others who are hurting. We meet people everyday who need comfort. We pray that as kids discover how Jesus showed love in comforting His disciples during the storm, they will start to become aware of ways they can show love and comfort people in their lives. We can all learn to encourage people in our lives and show them how much God cares about their needs.
Our memory verse for February comes from 1 John 4:10:
“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (NLT)
We want our kids to learn a verse that gives them the essence of why love is important. Love isn’t just something we demonstrate because it’s a good thing to do. Love doesn’t even start with us. We love because God loves us. Love is an essential part of who God is and how God interacts with the world. We love others because of the capacity He put within us to love. His love drove Him to sacrifice His only Son on our behalf to make the relationship between us right again.
Make sure to check out the rest of our resource on the Kids’ Time website. We have weekly devotionals you can do along with your child, worship songs to dance and sing along with, Bible story videos and much more! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have. Thank you for sharing your family with us at New Hope Kids’ Time!
Coordinator of Elementary Ministry
New Hope Church Courtney.Straightiff@newhope.org