Children’s Sermon

Matthew 20:1-16

An Unending Supply

By Lois Parker Edstrom


There are over one half million words in our English language – more than one person could ever use. Words are used combinations and can be used over and over again. We use words to express ourselves and to tell others how we feel. When you like or love someone you appreciate what they do for you, but that isn’t the reason you love them — you love them because of who they are and you use your words to express that love.

There is a story in the Bible about workers who complained to their employer that he was not treating them fairly. They had worked more hours in the day than other workers who came later, but everyone was paid the same amount — a fair wage. This may seem unfair and difficult to understand, but the lesson is about generosity and love.

God loves all of us and he is generous with his love. He gives his love to each one of us and it is not given because of the amount of work we do. Think of the idea in the way you think of all the words you have to give to others — you give your words generously to all the people you love, you don’t withhold words because someone hasn’t worked hard enough to earn your love.

God is love. There is an unending supply of God’s love and it is given generously to all of us.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan