When someone hurts you, you might get very angry. You might want to say or do mean things to get even. Before you do anything, pray first. Ask God to help you say and do the right things. When Jesus hung on the cross, he said, "Father, forgive them." When you love God and forgive yourself and others, God will say,"I promise that when you die, you will be with me in paradise."
Prayer-Lord, I want to be with you in paradise.
Something to Draw-Draw yourself and your friend fighting and then a picture of you forgiving each other.
Mission for the Week-I will ask God to help me forgive when I am hurt and angry.
When the soldiers hurt Jesus, they were only doing their job. They did not understand that they were killing God's Son. Jesus saw into the hearts of those soldiers, and he forgave them. A man next to Jesus on the cross had done terrible things. He knew he deserved to die on a cross, and he was truly sorry. This criminal believed that Jesus was God's Son. Jesus saw into that criminal's heart, and Jesus forgave him, too.
Prayer-Dear God, thank you for sending Jesus to forgive my sins, too.
Something to Draw-Draw a picture of Jesus on the cross.
Mission for the Week-Jesus forgave the people who killed him. He expects you to forgive people who hurt you, too. Think of one person with whom you have been angry. Ask God to help you forgive that person, because Jesus forgives you.