The Rock

The Rock
and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18b
Hey Kids:
What do you like to do with a rock?
Do you stick it in your pocket?
      It may become your memory rock.
Do you skip it across the water?
      How many circles does it make and how far does it reach?
Have you made a standing pile of rocks?
      It may help you find your way or help you remember this specific spot when you return.
Does it look like an animal?
      Paint it up and use it for a paperweight or a gift.
Whenever you find a rock, whatever you do with a rock,  make it special.
Make it a memory of the Rock of your Salvation.
Use it to share Jesus with others.
      Tell the memory of your salvation.
       Know each time you share your salvation experience it reaches out to others, eventually reaching around the globe.
      When you feel confused, know Jesus will show you the way.
      Like a paperweight, Jesus helps you keep life together.

Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail writes Sunday School lessons for children and teens. She teaches in a public school near her home. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

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