Folks every so often I have decided I am going to post a Bible commentary that is mainly for children, and or young people. I thought Good Friday would be a good day to start doing that. I hope if you are a parent, or have young people in your life you will share these thoughts with them.Even us adults may learn from these thoughts. So don’t skip them, because you are not young, or don’t have young lads around you.Below is today’s Bible thought for kids.
( Listen to the Bible thought here, or read it below. )
Hi boys, and girls: You may think Good Friday has nothing to do with you.
I’m Uncle Billy with a thought on the Bible.
Guess what Good Friday is for everyone adults, children, and teens.
What happened on Good Friday? We will get to that in a second.
When I was kid there was a Disney movie called Tom Swayer. If you have never seen it ask your parents about it, or ask their permission to get the DVD, or watch it on You Tube.
In part of the movie the kid Tom, and a girl named Becky Thatcher are writing notes on their slates to each other,while the teacher’s back is turned.
Then Becky drops her slate. The teacher turns around,and demands to know who the slate belong to. Tom jumps up and says it is his slate.
The teacher tells Tommy to go to the front of the room. The teacher then takes a switch, which is a whip,and spanks Tom good.
What Tom Swayer did makes me think of what Jesus did by going to the cross for us. Jesus was sinless. Yet he took your punishment, and my punishment. We deserved to be punished because all of us are sinners. We deserve to go to hell, which is where our sins are sending us. Yet God loved us so much that he had Jesus go to the cross. Because a Holy God demands punishment for sin. Boys, and girls when you do something wrong your parents might give you some kind of punishment.Just like your parents have rules, God has rules on how to go to heaven.
Romans 5:8 tells us that the Lord loved us so much that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners.
If you have never turned away from sin, and trusted in what Jesus did for you, I encourage you to do that. Going to church, or doing a lot of good works won’t get you into heaven, or make you right with God. It is changing your mind about sin, and trusting in what Jesus did for you.
Jesus not only died for our sins, but God the father proved Jesus was God, by raising his son from the dead. Which we will celebrate this Sunday. A day most folks call Easter. I prefer to call it resurrection Sunday.
That is a thought on the Bible.
Until next time,
I’m Uncle Billy
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