Love God. Love Others.

By Heidi Blokland

Friday morning is Kingdom Building Group morning, a chance to get together in our cross-grade groups. This morning we gathered with everyone in the gym. Kingdom Building Groups sat together and each member received a piece of a heart.

Love God. Love Others. That is our theme this year and this morning we thought about God’s love for us. God loves each and every one of us. He has created every person to be unique and special and amazing. God wants to use everyone’s uniqueness to love others.

We thought about how we can use what we love to show love to others:

  • if you love hockey you can show love to others by inviting them to play a game with you
  • if you love Pokemon you can love others by trading cards with them and asking about their favourite Pokemon
  • if you love torondoes you can love others by telling them how to stay safe during storms
  • if you love flowers you can show love by making a nice picture of flowers for someone.

Each student spent time drawing and writing on their piece of a heart about what they love and then those pieces were glued together to make one big heart for the group. The hearts were hung up on our theme bulletin board. Now we take a look and see what people love and think about how we can use what we love to show love for others.

Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you much love one another. All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35

May we be filled with God’s love and may we share God’s love with everyone around us.