I am so missing our WLA kids and can’t wait until the day we are all back together again!
Disclaimer: Although this blog is for young and old alike, it was written more specifically with your kids in mind. If you know me, you know I would much rather speak to a room full of kids than adults 😊
Each Sunday morning, Pastor Jude has a time with the kids where he asks and answers questions from the New City Catechism. Way back on December 20th, he asked the question, “What do we believe by true faith?”
Here is the answer:
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
We call this The Apostle’s Creed. Pastor Jude encouraged all our WLA kids to memorize this creed and he promised a reward to all those who chose to accept the challenge. Many of you have sent in videos proving you have taken on and completed his challenge. Way to go!! I absolutely love that!!
If you haven’t yet, but would still like to, you have 4 days left to memorize it and send a video to him. I know you can do it!! 😊
My prayer for you, WLA kids, is now that you know the creed, you will go over it, think about it, ask questions and truly understand the indescribable love that God has for you. And that you would come to know Jesus and love Him with your whole heart. When you do, He has promised you a GREAT reward (way better than the one Pastor Jude has for you 😊)—ETERNAL LIFE WITH HIM!
The Apostle’s Creed tells of the life of Christ from His birth through to His death and resurrection. It tells the amazing gospel message. It begins by saying…We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. Okay, let’s pause there and think about this amazing truth—He is the Maker/Creator of heaven and earth. He created all things. He is God! The Maker of heaven and earth and yet, he loves us so much that he sent Jesus to earth to live, suffer, die, rise from the dead for you, and for me, so that if we believe, we can be with Him forever.
My daughter Christine is attending teacher’s college at Redeemer and she had to write a reflection on a science class she had. In her reflection she had to explain the connection between science education and Christian worldview. With her permission, I would like to share, in part, what she wrote:
“God created all that we see, and if in a Christian system, I would point my students to the Creator. All of science [creation] speaks God’s praise. All of science [creation] displays God’s glory. The changing of seasons has always been something that I have loved and something that I can easily attribute to the gospel story. Summer, with much heat, reminds me of sin – sometimes painful and uncomfortable, sometimes pleasurable. As the trees are stripped of their leaves in fall, repentance comes to mind and, as a result, the trees are left waiting for new life. Winter, with the snow, represents being washed as white as snow from our sin, clothed in the righteousness of Christ. And spring brings the promise of that new life; because of Jesus we are made new.”
During these COVID days, take a walk, stop, and take a look around you. Take it all in. Stand in awe of all you see and give praise to our Creator – the Maker of heaven and earth who came to make us new.
Here is a song entitled Creation Calls, by Brian Doerkson. May you be filled with awe as you listen and watch.
To God be the glory,