Yesterday for our Sunday School Lesson, we focused in on the verse, Romans 8:38-39:
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We started our craft time by asking, What does God’s love feel like?
us, excitement, happiness, bugs (because God loves bugs, too), warm, cuddly, sunshine, rainbows, wind, colors, and it’s like ice cream on a hot day
Next we asked, What is it like without God’s love?
empty, sad, unwanted, bad, lonely, unhappy, not good
And as we asked this question, kids came up and stamped waterbased paints onto a page that had “God’s Love” written on it in thick crayon. After we told them, all of the bad feelings and the no so good things couldn’t change God’s love. It was still there even though we painted all over it — nothing can separate us from God’s love.
While I really liked all of the responses given, the first one, “us” is probably my favorite (I think the ice cream one is a very close second). God’s love is us. It is the ways we treat others, the ways we love and care for others, it is the ways we help people to see light on the darkest days. It is my hope that people can grow to see God’s love in all we do as people.