Today is the third day of Advent. Each day I will post a short blog aimed at kids that will help tell God’s story from the beginning to the birth of Jesus. And each day Meghan, my wife, will make a Christmas Tree ornament that helps us to remember the day’s Advent lesson. If you want to make them along with us all you will need is some felt, some glue, and some ribbon.I hope you will join us each day this Advent.You can catch up on any post you may have missed by clicking here.
I really like rainbows. Any time there is the slightest chance of seeing one I spend a few minutes scanning the sky in all directions. The other day I got a big treat. It had rained enough to make the road really wet then it got sunny out. All the cars that drove by sprayed a mist behind them which turned them into something cool. I watched car after car become a rainbow comet. It was really pretty.
The story of Noah can be kind of scary and kind of sad. God is really upset because all of the people have become so mean and hurtful to each other. It seems like no one remembers how to love anymore. So God sent a giant rain storm that caused a flood that reached the tops of mountains. After the flood all that was left was Noah, his family and all the animals on a giant boat. That is pretty scary.
But there are also rainbows. God used the rainbow to tell Noah some really important things. The rainbow told Noah that God will not give up on us. That God will never stop loving us. That God will find a way to save us. Every time I see a rainbow, whether it is in the sky after it rains or just in a picture someone draws I remember that God loves me. And I remember even when things get really scary or are going really bad God is still there.
Today on the third day of Advent we remember that even when things go wrong God promises to stay with us.