February on the Rooftop
Categories: Crosstown Kids
Jesus demonstrated kindness all the time, to all people. Obviously, he showed kindness to his friends and family, but that was just the tip of the iceberg with him. People with bad reputations, children, beggars, the sick and outcast were all shown love and kindness by Jesus, whether they could return it or not.
This month, we want kids to be encouraged to show others they are valuable by how you treat them. Not just with cards, candy and flowers on Valentine’s Day, but by living out our memory verse; Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” An amazing and simple reminder of how Jesus lived. Show kindness to others if you want them to be kind to you. Simple!
Week 1: We visited Mark 10:13-16 where Jesus welcomed the children in a time when children were seen but not heard. Our bottom line, “There’s always time to be kind.”
Week 2: We will dive into Ruth 1 and 2 and the amazing friendship between Naomi and Ruth. We hope that kids will learn from this story to show kindness to those we care about most. Our bottom line, “Be kind to your family and friends.”
Week 3: In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus teaches us to be kind to those who are overlooked in the world. Our bottom line, “Be kind to people who are overlooked.”
Week 4: We will see how Barnabas risked all by believing Saul’s story even though he had been so cruel to Jesus’ followers. Acts 9:26-30. Our bottom line, “Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you.”
Our hope this month is that kids will be empowered to change the world by showing kindness to others and reflecting the heart of Jesus to them. I encourage you to spend time with your kiddos this month working on GodTime cards together. These short devotionals for the next four weeks will give you and your family the opportunity to share in the message of kindness from Sunday morning.