Can you find the sheep investing 5 bags of gold?
Can you find the sheep investing two bags of gold?
Can you find the goat burying his bag of gold?
What do you think the pictures are trying to teach you about the Kingdom of God?
Gifts can come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe you are a good athlete and you can use your gifts to help your teammates understand Jesus better. You could be amazing at baking cookies and bless other people with your cookies. You could be good at making friends and can make people feel very welcome and a part of a group. Everyone has different gifts to celebrate!
This little man named Zacchaeus in the Bible was trying to see Jesus over the crowd (Luke 19:1-10). Since he was so small he climbed a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus. Zacchaeus was very wealthy before he met Jesus. You could say his wealth was his gift. Once he met Jesus and believed in Him he gave half of his possession to help the poor. What are your gifts and how are you going to use them to advance the Kingdom of Heaven?
Read Matthew 25:14-20 again:
How are you different after reading these verses?
Dear Jesus, help me to see what gifts I have and to use them to advance your Kingdom where I live. Help me to have courage to use my gifts all my life so others can be blessed and so they can know Jesus better. Amen!