Something to Talk About
By Lois Parker Edstrom
Objects suggested: A rose or other fragrant flower.
Children could be given a recommended reading list, usually available from the local library.
When you finish reading a very good book, do you have the feeling you want to tell someone about it and suggest that they read it too? Yes, we want our family or friends to have the same fun experience we have had reading a wonderful book.
What do you do when you see a beautiful flower? Do you like to smell it to see if it is fragrant? Do you think of bringing someone else to look at the flower so they too can sniff the sweet fragrance and see the design of the soft, colorful petals?
How about if you were to win a contest and receive a wonderful prize? Wouldn’t you be excited and want to tell everyone about what has happened? It is natural that we should want to share happy experiences and good news with others.
When Jesus was preparing to return to heaven, he gathered his disciples around him and told them to “Go, and make disciples of all nations…” (28:19). He also said, “…I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (28:20).
This was and is good news. The disciples had spent time with Jesus. They saw the miracles he performed and the power of his love which was offered to everyone. They wanted others to know of this wonderful thing which they experienced. Over two thousand years later disciples, and that includes us, are still sharing the good news about the power of Jesus’ love.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan