Much of this grace week is going to be focused on Jesus and what he did for us on the cross. We can’t fully have grace with others until we really understand the grace that has been given to us. The message today is a very powerful visual example of how God freely forgives our sins through the blood of Jesus. His sacrificed has paid our debt.
Before I started this activity, I practiced with pens to make sure the colors chosen would work with the red cellophane. I chose a light pink, yellow and peach. Then, I had the girls brainstorm about some of the things God has told us not to do. We talked a little about how God sets His rules for a reason – to make our lives and the lives of others better. Abby got to writing down (with my spelling help) some of the sins we thought of. Next, a quick talk about Jesus dying for our sins, and then out comes the cellophane. I have them lay the cellophane over the sins and let the girls marvel as they disappear. This is a great visual for our sins being wiped away when we chose faith in Jesus.