The fifth thing every kid needs to hear is: I’m glad you’re here. You are deeply loved, but more than that, you are welcomed and wanted here. Your presence matters and brings joy. Kids need to hear, see, & experience this over and over. A Bible-long theme is that God is Immanuel (which means “God with us”). God is not far off and uninvolved—He wants to be with us practically and personally through life. “I’m glad you’re here” speaks to how you feel about your kids and reflects the heart of your loving Father in heaven.
This sermon is part of the 5 Things Every Kid Needs To Hear (Over and Over) Series recorded on Nov 18, 2018, by Pastor David Parks on Exodus 33:12-17. Listen/download here: