Logos: 1 Samuel 16:7
16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."
Currently, our children's time in worship is being presented by one of our Music Scholarship students. She sends a bag home with a child each week, who places something in the bag, and brings it back to worship the next week. Erin (the music scholarship student) pulls it out, and does a children's moment based on the surprise object, trying to tie it together with the theme of the day.
This morning, she pulled a hair brush out of the bag, and wove that into the idea that God loves us, no matter what we look like; even when we don't look pretty, we are lovely to God. Loveable to God. Even when someone teases us at school, and we feel rejected, God loves us.
During Sunday school, the teacher asked, "Do some of us need the love of God more than others do?" The answer came forth in two different ways. We discussed the idea that all of us need the love of God equally, and that some of us need to hear about it more than others.
How can we tell people that they are loved by God, no matter what? How can we get past the barrier of how people look, and remember to only look at their hearts? How can we have eyes like the Father, and shine forth love like the Father?