“How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,” Ephesians 3:18, NIV. Can you measure it? That’s what we’re investigating this month! Can we even measure how much Jesus loves us? How big (picture a preschooler’s arms open wide) is His love?
You and I know we can’t measure Jesus’ love. It’s way too big, but we’re going to have fun trying this month with our preschoolers as we celebrate the month of love by celebrating the One who loves us the most.
We will tell the stories that Jesus told when He was trying to communicate how much God loves us. The story of the lost sheep where the shepherd loved his one sheep so much that he left 99 to go and find him. The story of the Prodigal Son that demonstrates how much God loves us even when we walk away from Him. The story of the Good Samaritan (a preschool favorite), which shows us how we are to love others like Jesus loves us. And finally, the story of Zacchaeus, a wee little man who learned he was loved even though he had made many, many bad choices.
We will share all these stories of love so that your child will know that they too are loved. They are loved by Jesus with a love that is so wide and long and high and deep that they could never really measure it—no matter how hard they try.
Eastridge Community Church