Positives: I loved that this story showed a couple ministering in their community, being a part of the lives of children and showing them God's love in a very practical and tangible way. I loved that Willie Juan was a father figure to these children, an abba who taught them about Abba God. I also enjoyed seeing the love the children had for Ana and Willie Juan and how the conversation was easily centered around God's love.
Talking Points: I John 4 tells us several times that God is love. God defines what love is, love is at the very center (smack-dab in the middle) of who He is. Children can be told of God's love, but they will understand God's love best by what they experience. The children in this story understood God's love through the love that Willie Juan and Ana showed them. Your children will understand God's love through the love that you and others around them show. Scripture also helps us see God's love. Some of my favorite verses that speak of God's love are Romans 8:38-39 - For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Age Level: 2-7 year olds
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