Big Idea: When Jesus returns, He will make all things new.
Bible Passage: Revelation 21-22
The last one! This week the kids heard the very last lesson of God's Big Story! We read together what will happen at the end of this age – when Jesus returns and makes all things new. Jesus says He will come back the way He left – through the clouds- and come to put all things right. No more tears, no more pain, no more death -and the best news ever – we will be with Him, face to face forever! We can look forward to the day He will wipe away all tears and make a new heaven and new earth for us to be with Him in for all eternity. This news should be shared with all people – so that they may know our hope in Jesus too, and can share eternity with Jesus with us.
Family Activity – "Not Home Yet!"
We talked about how great it will be when we are finally 'home' with Jesus and all things are made right and perfect. We can trust Jesus because He always keeps His promises, and He has promised from the beginning of time that He will bring us back to Himself and restore our perfect relationship with Him. This week, take the opportunity to point out the brokenness of this world when you can (when your child cries, or when you are mad at one another, or when you see an ambulance, police car or fire truck) and use that moment to say, "We aren't home yet." Remind children that their true home is with Jesus, in His presence, and that while hurt and crying and pain may last here for a while, one day all things we be put right and made new – because 'Heaven is our Home'. It says in Revelation that in Jesus' presence, we won't need the sun or the moon because Jesus will be our light. Point out the sun and the moon to talk about how wonderful it will be to be in the presence of Jesus, once and for all.