March 18th & 19th Parent Note for Remix/Revolution
Hi Remix, Revolution and SPIN Parents!
We ‘re spending the month of March taking a closer look at the way forgiveness shows up throughout a few of the parables Jesus told His followers. Since we are created in God’s image, we have the ability to offer forgiveness when people in our lives hurt us. God’s love in us makes it possible for us to forgive others and work towards fixing our own relationships that break down from time to time.
We continue Jesus parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15:21-32. Although the son returns ready to work off the money he took from his father, the father welcomes his Lost Son home, and even throws a giant party! But not everyone’s too happy about this. The kid’s older brother has obeyed dad all his life—without a single party to show for it. He’s sulking in the backyard until his dad shows up. And if big brother isn’t willing to let this whole thing go, he’ll miss out.
Bottom Line: When you don’t forgive, you miss out. The same thing is true for us. When we don’t forgive we have the potential to miss out on all that could happen through that relationship. God can give us the strength we need to forgive. And when we do, we get to find out the amazing things that God can do when we decided to forgive. Our memory verse for March comes from Colossians 3:13, NLT:
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.”
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, to dance and sing along with the worship songs, watch Bible story videos and much more!
Coordinator of Elementary Ministry
New Hope Church