Day: Easter 3C
Lectionary Passage: John 21:1-19
Scripture Focus: John 21:17
Object: Big Spoon
You know we have a lot of great cooks in our church. And I bet you have a great cook at home who makes all your favorite meals. One thing I love about cooking is that there’s a job for everyone. Even if your small, you can still help by stirring the pot (make a stirring motion with the big spoon). That way everyone helps make a great meal.
In our story for today, Jesus meets up with the disciples on the shore where they’ve been fishing. The disciples had been fishing all night but they didn’t catch anything until Jesus told them where to cast their nets. The next thing you know, they have a huge catch of fish! When they get back to shore, Jesus has cooked a meal for them. It was pretty simple: just bread and fish but I bet it tasted really good after their long day of fishing. After the meal was over, Jesus said to them: “Feed my sheep.” Jesus wanted to make sure that his followers would always know to take care of other people. And that includes feeding them when they’re hungry.
So next time your helping in the kitchen or eating your favorite food, remember that you can help feed others too. One of the ways we can do this in our church is… (elaborate on ways kids can help at your church, like bringing can goods to a church food pantry, or helping at community meals by setting the table or making fun place mats, etc.)
Let’s pray: God, help us remember to care for other people by feeding them. Amen.