Kid's Good News
Vol 1-issue 7/March 28-2002

From Sherly's Desk..
Easter Story
This Week's Riddle 

Answer of Last Riddle

Winner of the Riddle

From Sherly's Desk...

Isaiah 53:10, "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

The above verse talks about the death and sufferings of Christ.  He was bruised and was put to grief.  His soul was made an offering for the sins of mankind.  God gave His only begotten Son to die for us so that we can escape from the eternal punishment of sin and guilt.  It was the love and grace of God that made Him to come down and die for us though we have nothing good in us. 

Yes, His sacrifice is more valuable than anything and further the Bible says in the same verse that; "He shall see His seed".  Why He did this great sacrifice?  To see His seed - A holy and righteous generation and to see His own children.  John 1:12  says, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:"

God wants to save every person.  He wants to see righteous generation walking in His holiness. 

Few days back we got a mail from one of our old Sunday school student.  We were thrilled reading the mail.  Here is a portion of that mail, "In 1997, at one of the Jesus Calls meeting I got saved and accepted  Jesus as my Lord and savior. In Dec. 1997 my brother also got saved. Slowly my whole family came to know the Lord and took baptism. In Jan. 1998 God baptized me with his Holy Spirit in Gujarat where I went for an outreach. These are all the result of your family prayers and teachings. By the grace of God I was able to complete my Engineering Degree in 2001. Next month I am going to join Disciples training school YWAM for 5 months. Pease pray for me so that I am truly able to recognize my calling & abide with it. pray so that for these 5 months God can work in my life to change my personality."

It does not happen because of our ability or because we did something but because and only because Jesus the Messiah died for us.  His blood which was shed on the cruel cross brings His seed.  When almost ten or twelve years back when we took Sunday school, we had no idea about God's plan for these young kids. Many a times I thought that, "we are just wasting our time with these small kids but it wasn't.  Sufferings of Jesus is not in vain.  If you have spoken about the love of Jesus to someone or if you are working very hard for Christ but you do not see any result in your ministry, still your labor in not in vain.  One day you will see the seed growing and taking shape that you sowed long back.  Yes, His blood is not shed for vain.


Easter Story

Easter is around the corners; we could see the Easter Bunny, Easter 
eggs and similar things displayed in shopping centers. But what is 
Easter all about? Let us look from the Bible.

Easter story starts in the Garden of Eden where God placed Adam and 
Eve to live. They were happy and blessed. They did not have to do hard work for living, they had no botherations. They never saw death and pain. They lived in a very beautiful garden. But serpent or devil could not see them happy and blessed. One day serpent came to Eve and told, look at that tree and its fruit, isn't it beautiful? And again he said to Eve, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" Eve 
replied to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'

Serpent told her, "You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." And Eve looked at that fruit, she saw that the fruit was very pleasant to the eyes and good for food so she took it and ate. She also gave that fruit to her husband Adam. As soon as they ate the fruit their eyes were opened and they realized that they were naked. They started making cloths for themselves with fig leaves. 

God felt very sorry for the acts of Adam and Eve so He cursed them and serpent. God said to serpent "Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." 

To Eve He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."

Yes, this was the result of their disobedience and sin. But God could not see us in pain and sorrow. God could not see us to receive the punishment of our sins and go to hell. As He said to the serpent, "I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." He came down in this world to crush the head of devil and to give His life for us. Jesus came in this world and lived a holy life. He walked among us, He lived among us and finally He went through terrible sufferings and agony and He gave His precious life on the cruel cross. He shed His last drop of blood for me and for you. This day is observed all over the world 
as Good Friday. 

But the story does not end there. Jesus rose again on third day. He came out of the grave and appeared to more than 500 people. Death could not hold Him because He is the resurrection and life. He has power over life and death. The day of resurrection was called as the Easter day. Jesus is still alive and able to help us in our problems. 

So next time when you see Easter Bunny or Easter Egg, remember that 
it has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ who died for our sins and risen from the dead. And He can give you eternal life.


This week's Riddle  

His heart was like stone, 
He refused to listen anybody even God
He was happy to be with flies and frogs
When he allowed them to go, they celebrated a feast
Who he was and what was the name of the feast?

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 Last Riddle 

Last Riddle was:

Because death touched us, our eyes were opened
We could see the low state of our lives
But God made tunics for us, and clothed us.
Who were we?

Answer: This Riddle was taken from 

This Riddle was taken from Genesis 3rd chapter. 
Gen 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that 
it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, 
she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, 
and he ate.
Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew 
that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made
themselves coverings.
Genesis 3:22 "Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them."

Winner of the Riddle

Once again 9 yrs. old Kerpal Chando from Trivandrum, India was successful in sending the correct answer.

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