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2 Corinthians 8:7-15


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2 Corinthians 8:7-15


By Lois Parker Edstrom

Note: If you want to have an object to go with this lesson bring in some children’s art, something a child has built or cooked, or a child’s collection of whatever is available to you. If time permits, ask a child who is involved in an interesting activity or has an appealing collection, to share their experiences with the group.

There is something that kids can do well, sometimes better than adults. Do you know what that might be? I think kids are very good at having fun. You know how to laugh and you know what makes you happy.

Let’s hear about the things that make you feel like you want to sing or dance or shout. You know what I mean – those activities that make you feel like you could almost fly.

I know a little girl who loves to cook and another who is very interested in bugs. There is a little boy who loves to build things and another who has fun working with computers.

One little girl I know loves to draw and paint. She is very young, but she has found something that gives her joy. She sends her art to people who are sick and I’m sure those lovely pictures make them feel better. She makes her friends and family feel loved by sharing her gifts of art.

The Bible tells us: “For if the readiness is there, it (the gift) is acceptable” (8:12).
This verse means that if you are eager and excited about what you do and share your talent with others your gift will be pleasing and helpful – a blessing.

Think about your favorite teacher. I’ll bet he or she is a person who loves to teach. A teacher who is excited about helping you learn new things will always be the best teacher.

Find what it is you love to do and then do it with eagerness and joy. When you do something that you love to do you are a blessing to yourself and to others.

Celebrate each day and have fun. Kids you can teach us how to do it.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan