A craft remind you that because you love God, you can say,
"I Love Pleasing God" and really mean it!
A4 sheets of white and coloured thin card.
For each child:
A copy of the Love Heart pattern below.
Click here for Love Heart Pattern
Making the Love Heart:
Copy the heart patterns onto white card and cut them out, and then fold
them down the centre line. Glue the right fold of the first
heartto the left fold of the second heart (see picture). Cut out
a third plain heart and fold down the centre, and then glue the two
loose heart flaps to this. The heart can then be opened either
side to read, "I Love .... Pleasing God" or "I love .... Pleasing
Myself". Optionally, the children can colour in or decorate
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love Me?"
In John 21:17, Peter answered:
"Lord, You know all things .... You know that I love You."
Did you know that Jesus asks that same question to us today, "Do you love
Me?" There are two answers that we could answer Him. Well,
I don't know what you would answer Jesus, but my heart says, "I Love ....
Pleasing God". But, there is another side to my heart that says,
"I Love .... Pleasing Myself". Wrong answer!!
If you love doing only things that make you happy, you can be sure
you will soon love everything that's fun in the world, even if it's
wrong. But, Jesus wants us to put God first. The Bible
says that we must seek first the Kingdom of God. If we do this
and mean it with all our hearts, then we will soon answer, "I Love -
Pleasing God." I hope you do!!
Take home your hearts and keep them safe. Look at them from time
to time and ask, "Who did you love today?"