Today is the tenth 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.
‘It’s not fair!’ These words ring out on playgrounds, in classrooms, and even in my house from time to time. “it’s not fair’ we say it when someone doesn’t do what we think they should, or doesn’t play the way we want them to, or wins a game by breaking the rules. The ‘it’s not fair’ feeling that we all get is the reason behind every rule we have. We don’t want to feel that way, and we shouldn’t want others to feel that way either.
I think that is the reason God decided to give out the Ten Commandments to Moses. God wanted to make sure we knew that hurting each other, stealing from each other, breaking relationships with each other really isn’t fair. We know it wasn’t right, we feel it wasn’t right, but so many people still did it, and still do it.
That’s why I think rules are helpful. When my daughter bites my son he knows it hurts, he knows he doesn’t like it, and he knows in our house we have a ‘no biting’ rule. So if she bites hims (something that thankfully hasn’t happened now for quite a while) he can come get me or Meghan to help sort things out. That is what God’s rules do for us. They help us sort out how to live with each other, and how to be a good friend with God.
Today on the tenth day of Advent we remember that God gave us good rules to follow.