Today is the fourteenth 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 is easy to get caught up thinking about what we see with our eyes. We can think about how short or tall we are, or the colour of our hair, eyes and skin. We can think about being young or old, fat or thin, the shape of our nose, the clothes we wear, the way our hair looks and so on. It is so easy to get caught up in those things because so many people tell us that is how we know if we matter.
God doesn’t work that way. I love the story of Samuel and David. God tells Samuel to go to Jesse’s house to find the boy who would one day be king. Jesse brings out his son’s Samuel sees the oldest. He is tall and good looking, Samuel is sure this young man will be king. But he was wrong. God told Samuel that he judges but the heart. It turned out David, the smallest, and youngest son, a boy who his father didn’t even bother to bring to see Samuel was who God wanted to be king.
We can get so caught up on what people look like on the outside that we miss everything that makes them great on the inside. But God doesn’t miss it at all. If you feel like you are being judged simply for the way you look, remember God see’s your heart.
Today on the fourteenth day of Advent we remember that God doesn’t judge us on how we look, he looks into our heart.