Sunday July 26, 2020 Lady Michelle Harris
Love Is Not Happy With Evil
READ the following story, emphasizing the actions and doing them as you read.
This story can be found in the book of Acts in the New Testament. It’s about a man that most of us have heard of named Paul. Before he was Paul, he went by the name of Saul. Saul had lots of plans to do evil things to people who believed in Jesus, called Christians. One day Saul and some other men were WALKING (WALK IN PLACE) down the road going to a city called Damascus. Out of nowhere, a light from heaven shined all around Saul and the men walking with him. The light was so bright that it blinded Saul. He couldn’t SEE (COVER EYES) anything at all. Saul FELL (KNEEL DOWN) to the ground, and a loud voice told him to stop hurting Christians. Right away, Saul knew that it was Jesus. Jesus told Saul to keep walking, and He would tell Saul what to do next. So Saul and the men STOOD (STAND UP) up and started WALKING (WALK IN PLACE) toward Damascus. When they arrived, Saul SAT (SIT DOWN) down to rest.
After Jesus had spoken to Saul, He spoke to another man named Ananias. Jesus told Ananias to go to Damascus and ask for Saul. Ananias told Jesus that he was scared to go to Damascus because he had heard of all the evil things that Saul had done to people who were Christians. Jesus told Ananias that he would be safe and to go talk to Saul. Ananias set out to find Saul, and when he arrived in Damascus, he put his hands on Saul’s eyes. Then Saul could see again! Saul STOOD (STAND UP) up and started PRAISING (JUMP UP AND DOWN) God because he wasn’t blind anymore. Saul changed his name to Paul and WENT (WALK IN PLACE) around everywhere to tell people about Jesus. Paul was no longer doing evil things. Instead, he set out to show love to others by telling them the good news about Jesus!
Just like Jesus showed love to Paul by stopping him from doing evil, we can show love to others by not doing evil things, and by stopping others when we see they’re about to do something evil as well.
1 Corinthians 13:4-6
4 Charity surffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, bet rejoiceth in the truth;
Pray with your Children:
• That they would know God loves them even when they do wrong things
• That God would help them show love to others by stopping evil when they see it and by not doing evil things that could hurt others