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What God Blessed!

If you had to choose one of these 7 glasses, which are all exactly the same, which one would you choose?

Seven Drinking Glasses

I guess it wouldn’t really matter, would it? All these glasses hold water, grape juice, lemonade, hot chocolate or anything else you want to drink just as well as the other.

But what if I put a special blessing in one of the glasses by putting a $50 bill in it? Which one would you choose now?

One cup is blessed with a $50 bill!

Of course you’d pick the one with the money in it, right? It would be silly to pick one of the others and think that it would be just as valuable, right?

Now, what if someone told you  that it didn’t really matter which glass you choose because they’re all the same. If you believed him and picked the first one and believed with all your heart that it had the money in it would the money really be there? No! Because I only blessed the seventh glass with the money.  Believing something doesn’t make it happen, does it?

Well, did you know that God made seven things that are just the same? Yep, He made seven days in the week and their all the same–24 hours each! But wait, God blessed one of those days with something even more special than the $50 bill that I blessed the seventh glass with–He made it a holy day for us to spend time with Him and other Christians! See lets read about it:

“Remember to keep the Sabbath holy. Work and get everything done during six days each week, but the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the Lord your God. On that day no one may do any work…. The reason is that in six days the Lord made everything—the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. On the seventh day he rested. So the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”–Exodus 20:7-12 (New Century Version)

So, God made seven days in a week. But He specially blessed the 7th day, Saturday. To think that all seven days are the same when God put a special blessing into seventh day, is as silly as taking a glass without any money in it and thinking it has some in it! It’s just plain silly. So lets remember that God’s special day is Saturday and worship Him on that day!

Wanna learn more about the Sabbath?

Here’s a video about the Sabbath. Click here!

To read more about the Sabbath Click here. (Your parents may enjoy this site more than you.)

Guide Magazine has some ideas of neat activities to do on God;s specially blessed day. Click here.

Your friend,

Uncle Steve

P.S. Thanks to Amazing Facts’ kids Bible lessons for the inspiration for this post. You can get those lessons here.

Big Things, Scary Things!

No Peeking!Hey kids!

Just for a minute close your eyes and try to walk around your house. No Peeking!…

You probably did kinda ok didn’t you? That’s because you know your house and so you know where the couch or chair is in the living room or where your bed is in your bedroom so you can avoid it.  But imagine that you had to walk around in some place you’ve never been before with your eyes closed. You’d bump into everything because you didn’t know what was ahead of you. Now, that would be scary!

Life is kind of like that. It’s like we’re walking around blind, ’cause we can’t see what’s going to happen next and we’re going to bump into tons of things along the way; some good, some bad and some downright dangerous.

This morning as I was reading in my Bible I read Isaiah 42 where it talks about God coming out like a mighty warrior to rescue his faithful people. God said, “I will lead the blind on roads they have never known; I will guide them on paths they have never traveled. Their road is dark and rough, but I will give light to keep them from stumbling. This is my solemn promise.”–Isaiah 42:16

Do you ever feel like you’re on an unknown path and you can’t see where you’re going? Maybe your mom and dad are divorced or about to be and you’re not sure how you’ll make it. Perhaps you are struggling with a learning disability and it seems that you just can’t figure school out. Or possibly there’s a bully who’s decided that you are a good one to abuse. Or maybe there’s something else you’re dealing with. Whatever it is, Jesus says He can lead you in the dark and rough road. He may not make other people stop doing bad things (they have to choose that themselves) but He is able to lead you safely through whatever your blind place may be. He promised!

So talk to Him and trust him. If you want to talk to a human too, you can email me (get your parent’s permission first). I’d be glad to try to help.

Your Friend,

–Uncle Steve

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(c) July 14, 2008 By Uncle Steve Severance

Kites and God

Hey kids,

Summer time is a great time to get outside and learn about God through nature! Did you know that God uses nature to help us learn about Himself? Yep, the Bible says, “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” –Romans 1:20 NLT

Kite flying is a fun way to learn about the Holy Spirit through nature. Go out to a park or somewhere else that has a lot of open space without power lines or bridges and fly your kite. You’ll see that the wind is really strong. In fact if you have a big enough kite it may feel like the kite wants to pick you right up (don’t worry, it won’t)! It’s the wind and air pressure that does that.

Jesus said that just like the wind, which you know is there even though you can’t see it, is really powerful the Holy Spirit can’t be seen but He’s really powerful to change your life! Check out John 3:5-8. It will help you learn more about God!

Want to get a kite or learn about them? Here are some links: (NOTE: The following sites have not been fully review and are therefore not endorsed by us.):

Have fun!

–Fred the Frog

Hugging a Lion

Hey kids,

I just found this really cool video. The lady rescued this lion when he was a baby and when he grew up she brought him to this animal sanctuary. How would you like to have a lion hug you like that?

It reminds me of heaven where all the animals, including huge lions, will be friendly. We won’t even need the cage bars for protection! Won’t that be neat!

The Bible says that in the new earth “The Wolfwolf will live with the Lamblamb, the Leopardleopard will lie down with the Goatgoat, the Calfcalf and the Lionlion and the yearling together; and a (CC) Image by endbradleylittle child will lead them.”–Isaiah 11:6 NIV

See ya in Heaven!

–Cammy (the Camera)