Jesus said,“Be sure of this: I am with you always.” ~ Matthew 28:20
Everybody has a favorite story, right? It could be true or pretend. Maybe it’s a story from a book or something you saw on TV or in a movie. It might even be something you heard in a song or dreamed while you were sleeping.
You’ve probably noticed that the stories here in “Children’s Church” are stories or lessons from the Bible. Do you have a favorite Bible story? It could be the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden. How about Noah saving all the animals in that big boat? Daniel thrown in with the lions is scary, but it has a happy ending. Jesus making Lazarus alive again is just amazing!
When a good story comes to an end, you might feel sad. Maybe you say, “Please read it again!” Here’s some good news: the story of Jesus —the best story ever!—doesn’t end. He was born as a baby. He grew up and learned how to help His mom and dad. Then He became a teacher. He did miracles. Then He died. If that were the end of the story, it would be very sad…but that’s not the end of the story! Jesus came back to life again, and He lives forever with his Father God in heaven.
Wait! The verse above says that Jesus is with us always. If He’s in heaven, how can He be with us? I mean, have you ever seen Him? Have your friends seen Him? I haven’t. The Bible tells us that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us. We can’t see the Holy Spirit, either, but He “talks” to our heart. He helps us learn about Jesus and love Him more and more. The Holy Spirit helps us remember that Jesus is always with us, even though we can’t see Him.
If you ever feel alone or scared, or wonder where God is, remember what Jesus said: “I am with you always.”This isn’t a made-up fairy tale. God’s story is true. It’s the best story ever, and this wonderful story about Jesus will never end.