The children's version of this chapter focuses on two wonderful stories. First is the Old Testament story about Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz. It is a story of love and compassion. Ruth cared for Naomi and Boaz cared for both of them. The other story is one Jesus tells in the New Testament. It is about the Good Samaritan who took care of the man who was robbed and beat (a complete stranger).
God wants us to be compassionate and help others who need help. Carol is the best example I know who does this often. She wouldn't want you thinking she is perfect but she sure is a sweetie whenever someone needs help. Just the other day we took the shuttle to shop at the local Safeway. An older couple went as well. When we got back to the apartment, Carol helped them carry their groceries all the way to their room. I wanted to help; Carol did help. She has a way of overcoming the apprehensions I have and just taking care of people. Often the times I help are because I've seen Carol do it. That's how God wants us to be, like Carol. Helping people who need help. That's compassion.
God bless you as you discuss this chapter with your kids this week!
We take turns writing when God gives us an idea. The author will be noted.