Bible For Children Newsletter

Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

It was a terrible storm, blowing down buildings and making rivers overflow.  When the storm passed, the king wanted to know how his people were doing.  He had his servants pack his stage coach with parcels of food and bottles of clean water and he dressed himself like an ordinary servant so the people would not be afraid.

The king and his two servants had to help the horses through the muddy washed-out trails.  They got pretty dirty.  When the king met some families huddled together around an open fire, he told them, 'I'm your king.  Come over here.  I have nice food and clean water for you.'  The people looked at his dirty clothes and shook their heads.  

'We'll stay by the warm fire,' they answered. 'We are roasting pine cones to eat.'

The king pulled out some parcels and gave them to the people.  When they saw what was inside, they knew it really was the king!  Rushing over, they thanked the king for caring about their troubles and bringing gifts to help them live.

King Jesus has brought us greater gifts than food and water.  King Jesus brought God's grace and God's truth to ordinary people.  These are great gifts and we can have them if we want them.  Just ask Jesus.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for bringing grace and truth to us.  Help me to receive Your gifts and help me to live for You.  Amen.

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