Today I'm going to make a "Fish" sign (Make the fish
). Christians in
the early Church faced great persecution and some were put to death.
They used the "Fish" sign as a secret way of knowing who was a
Christian. It comforted and reminded them of the love of God which
had drawn them to Jesus. This gave them courage to face the
I'm going make a "Mouse" (Make a mouse). He's cute isn't he?
Just like each one of you children! I'm going to put my mouse
onto the "Fish" sign (Make a second fish and slide the mouse onto one
side tube of the fish before you finish it). It's to remind us
that Jesus loves each one of us very dearly. In Jeremiah 31:3, God
"I have loved you with an everlasting love.
I have drawn you with
Do you like my mouse? Unlike wild mice, pet mice rely on you
completely for food, water and care. Many years ago I kept white
mice as pets in a shed in our backyard. One day I forgot to feed
them. Several days later I was horrified to find several dead.
I could have kicked myself for forgetting all about them!
Imagine if God forgot all about us! The world would dry up and spin
off into the sun! What about us? We would shrivel up and be
burnt to ashes!
I'm so glad that God is not forgetful. He keeps the world in place and
makes sure we get sunshine, rain and crops to feed us. No wonder He
said that He loves us with an everlasting love. He also said that He
draws us to Himself with His loving-kindness. I'm so glad that God
loves us so much! He sent Jesus to die for us so that we can go to
Heaven and be with Him forever.
He's busy making a heavenly city called the "New Jerusalem" for us.
It's like a huge cube or pyramid 2400 kilometres high, 2400 kilometers wide
and 2400 kilometers long! It's big enough for everybody who has ever
accepted Jesus as Saviour, and it's big for all of us! God He wants
us to live with Him forever, and so He's making a special place for each of
Remember my Mouse clinging to the Fish sign. Let's do the same and cling
tightly to Jesus, so that He can fill you with His love. He's waiting
for you to ask. Why not ask Him right now?