Today is the sixteenth 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.
Have you ever been forced to apologize to someone? I make my kids do it all the time. If one of them bugs the other too much, or if they hit each other, or if they take each others toys, or if they do one of the other hundred things kids do to bug each other I make them say sorry.
I know that when you have to say sorry to someone it’s not the best kind of apology, the best kind is when you realize that you did something wrong and say sorry without being told. But sometimes I just can’t wait for them to figure that out.
You know David from the bible is called, ‘A man after God’s own heart’. That might make you think that David never did anything wrong, that he was perfect. He wasn’t. David sometimes lost his temper, sometimes he hurt people, sometimes he lied, and sometimes he took things that didn’t belong to him. In other words he was just like us.
David didn’t get that special title by being perfect. I think he got this title because was willing to say sorry to God when he realized that he did something wrong. This is something that we have to make sure we do too. I know I will do something wrong eventually, something I will need to say sorry for. I will probably do that something today. I hope I can be a person after God’s own heart too.
Today on the sixteenth day of we remember that there are times when we need to say sorry to each other, and too God.