To celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week, we have collected devotions written by elementary school children from our Michigan Lutheran schools. The following was written collectively by the first grade class and compiled by their teacher, Rebekah Kurien, at St. Matthew Lutheran School in Walled Lake.
“We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
Why do we want to help others? It starts with what God has done for us. God gives us life on earth and He made us. He sent His Son to die on the cross for us. He takes away our sins. He protects us from evil. God is powerful and perfect! He will be with us always. He gives us eternal life. He gives us our families that love us. He forgives us when we sin. He loves us even when we make bad choices. He is always there for us.
So because He loves us so much, we want to help others. We want to tell them about God. We want to read the Bible and let others know the Bible helps everyone. So today, remember how much God loves you and share His love with someone else by being kind and helping them!
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