Kids Page issue 52vol. 1



Kid's Good News
Vol 1-issue 52          Feb/20 /2003


From Sherly's Desk:
Bible Story:
Scientific facts: Is Bible Infallible? Part 5
This Week's Riddle #43
Answer of Riddle #42 and Winner
Our Email Addresses


From Sherly's Desk:

Celebrating 1st Birthday

I am glad to tell you that we have completed one full year of Kidís CSI Good News. When we started it, it was a great challenge to us whether we could write everything simplified so that little minds could grasp the meaning and essence of the message and at the same time whether it would be interesting or in a story form so that the kids and teens could read it and appreciate. 

Before writing I always wondered how I am going to write a story?  While praying, God told me, that if I trust in Him, He will show me how to write stories.  And this whole year God helped me to write for kids.  Though sometimes it seemed as if an impossible task and though sometimes the sending of kidís good news was delayed and sometimes we could not send it through email, sill God allowed us to continue it.  The Bible says in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

 Yes, my little friend, when we trust in God and when we allow Him to work in our lives, He gives grace to do impossible tasks - because there is nothing impossible with Him.  When we read the Bible, we find that God chose such people who had not much ability to do great things.  But when they yielded to the will of God, God took them and used them so that they could shake the world.  If you trust in Him, He will do the same thing for you.

 May be today you are going through situations when you feel as if there is no ability in you or feel that you are not good in your studies, but if you trust in Jesus, He will give you wisdom and make you a blessing for others.

Bible Story

Jesus entered and passed through Jericho - a city in Israel.  There was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector.  He was a rich man.  He heard that Jesus was going to pass through Jericho.  He had a great desire to see Jesus was, but thought that he could not, because of the crowd, and because he was a man of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus.  When Jesus came near the
place, He looked up and saw Zacchaeus on the top of the tree.  Jesus said to him, "Zacchaeus, quickly come down, for today I must stay at your house."

 So Zacchaeus came down quickly, and received Jesus joyfully.  But the people did not like the idea and said, "Jesus has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner."

 But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold."  And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."

Is Bible Infallible?
By Vinod Isaac

Let us move to New Testament and see if this persistence continues.
Eph 2:13-16, "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself
one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
Col 1:20-21, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
in Eph 2:13-16 and Col 1:20,21 we see two or three interesting words like "once far off", " brought near", "abolished enmity" and "reconcile to God". That is exactly what happened in Genesis-separation, alienation and enmity. Here it is speaking about the death of Lord Jesus Christ in terms of alienation and reconciliation as if the blood of Lord Jesus Christ is some kind of binding factor between God and Man or transforming factor from alienation to reconciliation.
Did Jesus knew what His death meant, and how He is going to die? Or was it an accident? Now if find answer to this question and if we find that Jesus knew exactly what His death is all about, then we can know for sure that the purpose and attachment are persistent.
John 2:19  Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
John 3:14  "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Mark 8:31  And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Mark 14:27  Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: 'I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered.'
In all these above verses Jesus is explicitly talking about His death, His very purpose of coming to this earth. He knew exactly that He was going to be killed. He was going to be lifted up like the serpent in the wilderness.
John 3:14-16,  "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
The very purpose in climbing on the tree (cross) was to bring eternal life i.e. to revert the eternal death and to bring the human race back to the fellowship of God.  Purpose is persistent even unto the death of the Only begotten of God. Attachment (For God so loved) is persistent even unto the cross. Evidence is overwhelming that God created you and me and He was even willing to die on the cross for your sake and mine.
Yes you are precious in His sight. He created humans with special attention. With special purpose. With special care. But Man got separated from God and He is calling you today to come back. You may have done worst things. You may have messed up yourself.  Even if your sins are like scarlet He is ready to receive you back. You may also be a
person who has not done much wrong but still you need Jesus. Come to Him today and He will wash you clean. He will make you a new creation. For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten son so that you do not perish. You need to only believe.
If you want this great forgiveness pray this prayer from the bottom of your heart.  "Lord Jesus I know I am a sinner and I am alienated from you. I believe that you died on the cross for me so that I can have eternal life. Lord Jesus please forgive me of my sins. Wash me with your blood and make me a new creation. Come in to my heart and live in me. You be my Lord and my Savior. I ask in Jesus name. Amen

To be continued....

  This week's Riddle #43

About whom God said, "A man after My own heart"?

Kids, who will be able to answer correctly, their names will be published
here.  While answering please do not forget to write your
"name" and "age"  To send your answers click here

Answer of Riddle #42 and Winner

While coming back home she asked everyone to call her "Bitter". Who she was?

Answer: Naomi - She asked everyone to call her "Mara" or "Bitter" because she lost her husband and two sons.

Riddle was taken from Ruth 1:20



Bincy A Thomas, 13 yrs, Kuwait. 
Bevin A. Thomas, 12 yrs, Kuwait
Bryan A. Thomas, 8 yrs, Kuwait. 

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