Had a great Faith @ Home event at our church yesterday. During the course of each year, the Family Ministry Team sets up one time events for parents with children in specific age categories. The parents and kids then meet during the worship hour to learn together. It’s designed to help parents make the home the primary spiritual influence in the lives of children.
Nearly forty parents and kids met together yesterday – all the families with a 1st or 2nd grade child in their home. It was a great time of learning and experiencing faith. One of the stations at the end of the hour was to write down a sin on a post-it note and stick it on the cross.
Interestingly, the post-it notes must have been a low name brand or were old because they weren’t sticking. They just kept slowly peeling off and falling to the ground. The leader kept trying to re-stick the sins that had fallen off the cross.
I was sitting there thinking how creative it was. Because of the cross, our sins are forgiven. They are no more. Gone. They don’t stick. Because of the power of the cross, the sins fall away. It was a reminder of the message of the Gospel – Jesus Christ took our place and covered our sins.
It was a great morning and I’m grateful for the many things that happen in our church that help teach children and families about Scripture, faith and life.