You may look at the picture above and see a Teddy Graham on a graham cracker. But when I look at that picture, I see Jesus at work. This little snack speaks volumes to the little hearts who come through our doors on Sunday mornings because this little snack reminds them that Jesus healed a man who couldn’t walk. He could only be carried from place to place on a mat covered with a blanket. His friends would put him on the blanket and take him to town where he would beg for money because he couldn’t work.
But one day Peter and John came to town and changed all that. (Acts 3) He asked them for money, but they didn’t have any. But they did have something else they could give him. They had the power to meet his needs. It was easy to see that the man needed to walk, but even more than that, he needed Jesus. This little snack reminds us that Jesus loved him so much, and that Jesus loves us so much, that He came to help us, to meet our needs and to save us. And on this day, He did that through Peter and John.
As our lil HiSKidZ taste and see the goodness of the snack, we are also helping them taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8) That He loved us so much that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will receive eternal life. (John 3:16)
It’s cool indeed that not only do we help them see how God’s power was at work in Peter and John’s life, but even more, we help them to see how God’s power can be at work in their lives as they grow up to love and follow Him.
And that’s some pretty tasty teaching!