The Joy of God’s Words

When God’s words came to the prophet Jeremiah, he ate them; they were his joy and his heart’s delight. When the prophet Ezekiel was fed with God’s words, those words were sweet as honey.

King David wrote in one of his psalms that God’s words were sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. They were more precious than gold to him.

May we treasure the Word of God!

PERRO Y BIBLIA COWelcome to read the story of an African boy who was very worried when his dog ate his Bible. Would his strong and brave dog start loving lions and tigers?

Find the story in the section STORIES FOR CHILDREN.

Sampson, the Hungry Dog

God Made Everything Beautiful

A year ago I was hosted by a kind family in the country-side of Sweden.  Crespo was one of the family cats. My assistant Cristina and I had just talked about writing something to  ward off some of the bad rap black cats have. Finally I have written a story about Crespo.

Crespo03Look under Stories for Children to read about Crespo and how he became a hero. It’s a wonderful story to teach children that everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes and that He made everything beautiful in its time.

Everything Beautiful

The Watermelon Gospel

The watermelonHave you thought about that the watermelon has the colors of the Gospel? Let’s leave for last the beautiful flower from which it grow. That represents Heaven. But we have all sinned and no sin will enter Heaven. What can we do? Here is the story.

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Black Seeds – Sin
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin entered the world. Because of their disobedience we are born with a sinful nature. There is no one righteous, not even one.  Sin separates us from fellowship with God. The black seeds in the watermelon remind us of our sin. But God loves us and has provided a way for us to be saved.

Genesis 3:1-5; Romans 3:9-24; Galatians 5:17-2

 

The Watermelon Gospel4Red Center – Jesus’ Blood
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Jesus is God’s great Gift to the world. He came to restore our fellowship with God.
Jesus died on the cross for you and me, to save us from sin. There is no other way of salvation. To be saved we have to repent from our sins and receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The red center in the watermelon makes us think of salvation through Jesus’ blood shed for us.

1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 5:8; 6:23; Acts 4:12; John 1:12; 3:16

The Watermelon Gospel5White Core – Clean Heart
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8

When we repent from our sins and confess them to God, He forgives us. Jesus’ blood cleans us from our sins. He takes away the darkness of sin, and leaves our heart white and pure. The white core of the watermelon speaks of a clean heart. When we are saved through the blood of Jesus we turn from sin and live a holy life. The Bible calls it being sanctified. Now, our heart’s great desire is to serve God.

Psalm 51:7,10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 10:8-11; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 12:14

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Green Rind – Growth
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

The green color of the watermelon rind represents growth. When we receive the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life through Jesus Christ, we need to grow as God’s children. Prayer and reading the Bible, God’s Word, helps us grow in Christ.

2 Timothy  2:1-15; 3:14-17; Colossians 3:1-17

 

The Watermelon Gospel7Yellow Bloom – Heaven
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? John 14:2

The watermelon grows from a beautiful yellow bloom. This golden color makes us think of the streets of gold in heaven, and the marvelous home that Jesus is preparing for all who love Him. Everything will be wonderful in heaven. Our hope as Christians is that Jesus is coming back to take us to our heavenly home. Jesus is coming soon!

Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-7, 20; John 14:1-6

 

Jesus is our only hope. All who receive Him are given the right to be sons of God.

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Here is a file to print the posters and the information: The Watermelon Gospel

A Puppy for Cody

Find under Illustrated Stories a beautiful story about a kind-hearted boy who chose a puppy with a limp, because he himself limped and the puppy would have a master who would understand him.

There are also easy puppets for the kids to make.

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Prayer for a Father

I invite you to read the story about the boy who cared so much for his father that he agreed with his mother and siblings to pray for his dad, so he would be happy at home and at work.

See: Alex’s Prayer under Stories for Children

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Work is a wonderful thing

abeja y pajaritoWork is a gift God gave to man when he put him in the Garden. The first thing Adam did was name all the animals. He even came up with the name for the little bees. This week our story is about a little bee that didn’t want to work. But he soon discovered that if he didn’t want to work, he didn’t get to eat. That was very scriptural. “The one who is unwilling to work, shall not eat” ( 2 Thess 3:10).

This story was written by a young friend in Bolivia, Sonia Quiroga. She loved to write stories about nature. I’m sure she has told her children many fun stories over the years. Now you get to enjoy one of them. Use it to teach children about the importance of work.

Work keeps us busy, healthy, and out of trouble. It sure is a wonderful thing!

Read: The Little Bee that Didn’t Want to Work.

For the bee hive the answer is 27 words.

God’s Awesome Trees

gran arbol4Did you know that there are trees that have existed for more than three thousand years? These trees were tall and strong even before Jesus Christ came to the earth. One of these trees is called the “The President”. It is the second largest tree in the world and has existed for 3200 years! This tree is as high as 25 houses stacked on top of each other and measures 27 feet wide. It has about two billion leaves!

If you looked up you couldn’t see the entire tree and it would be impossible to take a picture of the whole thing. But some very skilled photographers have figured out a way to do it. A team of photographers and scientists met to figure out how to take a photo of the entire tree. They had to use special equipment to climb the tree and take thousands of pictures by hand. They chose the best of the photographs and put them together like a puzzle. You can see the composite picture on the internet. It is awesome!

(To see the photo do a search for pictures of the President tree.)

Read the story

Visit STORIES FOR CHILDREN and find a Bible Activity, a Poster, and a page to color.