KINDNESS is a sweet aroma for spreading the fragrance of Christ. Welcome to read two stories based on kindness. Ruth is the biblical example and Daisy will represent The Treasure Club.
When Daisy heard the story of Mary and the ointment she poured on Jesus’ feet, she could not stop thinking about that extraordinary gift. She compared it with her allowance and wondered if she would be willing to save that money and give away some 200 dollars a year. That means she would spend a whole year without buying candy and other things she likes.
Daisy had the idea of using a jar to save her coins. That idea is something you might inspire the children to do. Everyone could participate in raising money for a mission’s project or to help a classmate with a special need.
Star, the girl with Down syndrome, represents children with special needs; she is a very loving girl. Sammy is an orphan. In this week’s story Star recognizes Sammy’s needs. Her heart full of love wants him to receive the jar with the coins they have collected.
Pepper feels envious. There is always that battle in the human heart. When we do something for one of the students, what about the others? In everything we need to ask for wisdom and the direction of the Holy Spirit.
How is a kind heart? Here are some words that describe a person with a loving and kind heart:
These words describe the kind woman with a book in the Bible bearing her name. She, the beautiful Ruth, was very loving and considerate to her mother-in-law, Naomi! Who better to represent kindness than Ruth? She is known by her words to Naomi, assuring her that she would not abandon her.
“Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” Ruth 1:16,17
Boaz, in view of Ruth’s tender care of her mother-in-law, said,
“The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” Ruth 2:12
God rewarded Ruth, and Boaz married her. Then little Obed was born. Boaz and Obed were Ruth’s reward. God rewarded her in such a way that she was the great-grandmother of King David, and thus part of the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
“Be kind to one another” is the apostle Paul’s exhortation to the Ephesians.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
It’s wonderful to meet a kind person. Ruth was that kind of person! She showed unconditional love. Let’s be kind, people with a good heart!
Use this story to speak to the children about the importance of respecting the elderly. Ruth has left us that example. She was a “treasure” for her mother-in-law.
Find the stories in THE TREASURE CLUB.