13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
-1 John 4:13-16
When in doubt, go to the pre-K Sunday School class.
It was a lesson I learned in my very first appointment at my very first church. In those days, when life was a little too complicated or ministry was a little too frustrating, I would always head to the pre-K Sunday School class.
Oh, don’t get me wrong: I didn’t go there to relax. It wasn’t relaxing. Not at all! It was noisy and messy and downright chaotic… but it was also gloriously simple. In the end, most of my pre-K Sunday School lessons boiled down to one simple, profound truth: Jesus loves you.
Every Bible story, every song, every activity, and every coloring sheet pointed back to that truth. Jesus loves you. We’d do our lessons, eat some cookies, attempt to build a tower of blocks as tall as Pastor Candy, and remind ourselves: Jesus loves you.
I think I needed to hear it even more than the kiddos. And maybe… maybe I still do.
In this overcomplicated season of covid-tide, perhaps we could all use a trip to pre-K Sunday School. Perhaps we could all use a chance to go back to basics. Perhaps we could all use a reminder of that most fundamental truth: Jesus loves you.
It doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that, friends.
Jesus loves you.
Have a cookie.
Get back to basics, friends, and remember:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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