This week in religious ed the curriculum has us talking once again about mary(not sure why I personally think this should have been covered in october…but I didn’t write the curriculum)
so the focus is now on
Saying YES to God.
So for this lesson (it can really be done in any order)
I tend to talk Mary first.
Mary said YES to God.
Mary agreed to be the mother of Jesus.
The mother of our Savior, our Messiah(Christ, in greek)
What an awesome gift and responsibility.
I’ve talked about Mary before
See this Post: Mary
so lets spend a minute on Jonah
check out the bible passage on bible gateway
and don’t forget to read the second page
But if you want the short of it here it is:
Jonah a Jewish believer of God
was told by God to go to Ninevah and preach to the people about God
first he said NO
a great storm came to the sea he was on(in a boat of course)
and the rest of the crew threw him over board and he was swallowed by a great fish(we often say whale)
while in the whale he had a change of heart (can we have a change of heart? this is a good discussion point for the kids)
Jonah changed his answer, and he said YES
and the song
What do you say?