Children’s Sunday Sermon
February 4, 2024
Good morning, girls and boys. Question: “What kind of car does Mickey Mouse’s wife drive?” Answer: “A Minnie van, of course!” If you’ve ever been in a minivan, you know that it is a very nice car with room for the whole family. Room for Mickey, Mini, and maybe even the Seven Dwarfs!
Boys and girls, I’m sure all of you like doing things with your family, don’t you? If you have a brother or sister at home, I’m sure you enjoy spending time together. Well, maybe not all the time, but most of the time — right, boys and girls?
Some of you come from big families with lots of brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles. And some of you come from smaller families. But whatever size your immediate family is, we all come from a bigger family, boys and girls. We are all God’s children. And as God’s children, we are all brothers and sisters.
Have you ever watched the construction of a big highway? Isn’t it amazing, boys and girls, that all the weight of the cars and trucks that travel on it is supported by the road? Did you know that inside the concrete poured to form the roadway are many thousands of pieces of metal that help hold the whole thing together? And all the metal and concrete wrapped up together make a very strong roadway. If you think about all the thousands of cars and trucks that drive over the road, you might say to yourself, “Wow! that’s not strong enough.” But thousands of those pieces of metal bundled together inside of the concrete sure make it strong! Strong enough to hold millions of pounds of weight. Strong enough to hold hundreds of minivans at the same time. Isn’t that amazing?
Guess what, boys and girls? Each one of us is like one of those pieces of metal used to build the road. Bundled together, we’re strong enough to carry out God’s work:
Bundled together in God’s love, you and your brothers and sisters, and your parents form a strong Christian family.
Bundled together in God’s Love, your family, and other families form a strong Christian Church.
Bundled together in God’s Love, your Church, and other Churches form a strong Christian faith community.
The next time you are riding in your car (or maybe even a minivan), I want you to think about how strong we can be if we all bundle together in God’s Love!