December 20, 2020

Grove Kids
Sunday Service

Message to Parents

Her Worth by Bridget Asheim.

Hope Kids Executive Director Texas (formerly Arizona). 

She woke up again; voices abundant in her head
Words believed as truth filled her with dread
You are worthless and can’t quite measure up
Ready for the next major screwup
You did it again. You are a failure, it’s true
Others would be much better off without you
As tears began streaming down her sad face
She felt so alone in her desperate state
The emptiness echoed deep in her soul
Spiraling downward into the blackhole
Of negative words that crippled her in place
Certainly not reflecting the mask on her face
Of what others saw was a fun-loving girl
Never knowing the insults constantly hurled
Day after day, is there any hope
Or is she finally at the end of her rope
The darkness continued to cloud her thoughts
Her stomach tied up in tight little knots
Lie after lie the enemy fires
Giving him outcomes he so desires
Because he knows she is worthy and loved
But twisting the truth is just what he does
The father of lies and author of deception
Distorting thoughts and altering perception
And then in the stillness, what was that she heard?
Just at the brink of hopeless no return
A glimmer of light, a small little spark
Of yet another voice, asking her to embark  
Taking her hand and leading her down
A path of unconditional love soon to abound
My child, my daughter you are my prize
You are worthy, deeply loved, the apple of my eye
I offer you grace, forgiveness and truth
Known since the beginning of your youth
Just read my Word and you’ll see it’s true
Just how much I love you
Created for a purpose and a plan
Since your beautiful life first began
You see failures. I see success.
Trust my plan, my dear princess
You are not alone, I’m with you
Together, just think of the things we will do!
As father of truth, you belong to me
Turn away from the lies and you will see
I’m the healer of hurts, close to the brokenhearted
Just look what I did for Moses, the Red Sea I parted
Oh my dear girl, don’t worry about
The words of others that fill you with doubt
I make no mistakes and that is true with you
You are perfect to me, a beautiful hue
She woke up again; voices abundant in her head
Although, this time the words didn’t fill her with dread
I am worthy and loved and really do measure up
God’s words quickly overflowing her cup
My life has purpose even my mistakes
I’m special and unique, like a winter snowflake
I can’t wait to see what God is going to do
No matter what I face or what I go through
You see, as she spent more time in His Word
She realized her worth is never blurred
Her value comes from up above
As she is her Savior’s one true love.

Now for your Kids...

Grab your Bible, a pen/pencil and paper, your phone and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Christmas: Celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift!

Ask them, “Do you remember the book Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Let’s watch it!!!”  Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Now share with them, “Remember last week when we talked about how God had a big plan to rescue us? How He knew from the very beginning that He would send His only Son as our Savior? When the time was “just right” God sent Jesus as a baby, the greatest gift ever. God sent His Son at the chosen time because He loved us that much.  Let’s see if the Bible says that too?”

 Read Galatians 4:4

Now grab an index card or piece of paper and have them write “God loved us so much that He gave us a Savior”  and place it next to your favorite Christmas decoration.

Finally, pray with them and thank God for sending Jesus at just the right time because of His love for all of us!

Grove Kids | Sunday Notes

How He Loves

Jesus Is Born

Luke 2:1-7

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.

Luke 2:11, NIrV

God loved us so much that He gave us a Savior.

Christmas—Celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift

I can trust God no matter what.

As we kick off the week of Christmas, we head to Luke 2:1-7 and discover more about when Jesus was born. From a human perspective, this whole situation must have seemed crazy to Mary and Joseph. Not only was Mary expecting the baby who would save the world, but now she and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem for the census. When they arrive, there’s no room for them to stay except for the place they keep the animals. As hectic as this moment was, this is just how God wanted Jesus to enter the world.

Bottom Line: God loved us so much that He gave us a Savior. Looking back over the stories included in the Bible, time and again it comes back to God’s love for His creation. Right from the start, God wanted to have a relationship with us. Even when we messed that up with our sin, God continued to love and make a way to rescue us. Jesus is proof that God loves us unconditionally.

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