Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day:
When you take a careful look at the life of Jesus, you notice that people who were nothing like him actually liked him. Why? Because it’s easy to like someone who accepts and loves you. In every interaction with those who the world had labeled as sinful or worthless or irredeemable, Jesus extended mercy and love. And here’s the REALLY cool thing. When we have a relationship with Jesus, when we allow Him to work in us, we can love others the way Jesus loves. We can love that neighbor that “complained” to the HOA about our yard. We can love our co-worker who keeps taking all the credit. We can love our family member who never seems to take any responsibility, instead shifting the blame to others. This week, you get to introduce this idea to your littlest ones. Just imagine the difference it could make if every preschooler understood just how much Jesus loves them and that He can give them the power to love others, too? How? Because [Bottom Line] Jesus gives us the power to do everything.