Children’s Message January 29th, 2023

This is the season of Epiphany. (Fourth Sunday)
Today our story takes place in the desert. So many important things happen in the desert that we just have to have a small piece of it in our room.
John the Baptist lived in the desert. People of God came out to the desert to listen to John. John said, “Get ready! God is sending someone special. The special Son of God is coming!” But they did not know how to get ready.
So John said, “ Change the way you live. Do the Ten Best Ways to Live. And I will baptize you with water. You will be clean and new again.
One day Jesus came to John and said, “Baptize me too.” Do they went through the water…… and John baptized Jesus. Then the heavens opened and the Spirit of God came to Jesus…. and the voice of God said, “This is my Son.”
I wonder  if it was hard for the people to change they way they lived?………
I wonder how they felt when they went through the waters and went under the water to be baptized?…….
I wonder how they felt when they came out of the water?……..
I wonder if the people felt ready to come close to the special Son of God?…………
I wonder how you get ready to be close to the special Son of God?…….