In baptism, we promise to help raise one another in the faith. We promise to teach the ways of Jesus and to care for one another in good times and in bad. Last Saturday, the kids of our church gathered for a day of Bible stories and play. Many of the kids referred to it as a “kids only church party.” Several adults (Colleen, Judy, Christine, Keith and Dawn) came with energy and love to uphold our baptismal promises to share our faith with MBCC kids.
Together we learned the story of God leading Moses and the Israelites through the Red Sea to freedom (Exodus 15) and about how Jesus welcomes the children (Mark 10). Colleen helped us act out the stories and play with the themes of water, escape, freedom and welcome.
We even got to practice how God split the Red Sea so the Israelites could cross to safety by playing with shaving cream and making a path with our hands.
As we read, danced, played and colored together, we reminded each other of the love of Jesus Christ. A love that knows no age or ethnicity or play style. A love that welcomes all.
Jesus reminds us that children often see and experience the Kingdom of God better than we do as adults (Matthew 18:3). My prayer is that as we continue to share our faith with one another, we learn and experience Christ’s kingdom breaking in today!