Welcome to this week's D.A.T. (Digital Awesome Time)!
This week our message comes from 2 Corinthians; Paul says to "Live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with us all."
God created each of us, as a unique and beautiful human being. We are all loved, and God calls us to love one another.
I discovered this wonderful book by the author/illustrator Britta Teckentrup, called We Are Together, and I share it in this week's video. As the book says, "On our own we're special, and we can chase our dream... but when we join up, hand in hand, together we're a team."
With social distancing at the moment, it's a bit difficult to literally join hands, but we can "embrace all life's colours, each shade, every hue... and life will be brighter whenever you do." Let's celebrate our individuality, our diversity, and the fact that even with all our differences we are the same, we are part of the same human race, beautifully and wonderfully made by our awesome God.
We can "change the world, with the power of words" and by the power of love and friendship... in our togetherness, our actions and thoughts and prayers. Let's go out into each day, wherever we are, living in love as Jesus taught us. Love and peace to you all.
D.A.T. #12 | We Are Together
Check out this week's Digital Awesome Time video...
Being With Jesus | Matthew 28:20
Jesus sent the disciples out into the world to share God's love with everyone, and he said to them, "Remember, I am with you always." Jesus is with us always! Jesus doesn't promise that things will be smooth sailing, easy peasy, and always go right. But Jesus is with us, we are together with Jesus, always. That's what God's love is about.
When Jesus told his disciples, "I am with you always," he was showing us that just by being together, by standing with someone, by walking alongside someone, by being with someone, is showing God's love.
Jesus is with us always. Each one of us. Nothing can separate us from that amazing never-ending love.
Thank You for being with us. Help us to be with you.
Thank you for this beautiful world, please help us to look after it, and to look after each other. Help us to be with others and share Your love with EVERYONE.
Listen to this beautiful song, Share the Peace, written and sung by the lovely Siu:
God included a wide variety of creatures, plants, and elements in the creation of the world. Use pictures from old newspapers, fliers and magazines and create a collage that includes pictures of as many different parts of creation as you can find.
Create a poster, expressing your vision of peace. If you are between the ages of 11 and 13, you may like to enter the International Lions Club Peace Poster Competition.
Live in harmony and peace. And may the God of love and peace be with you.
2 Corinthians 13: 11