You Be Jesus


A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, age 5 and Ryan, age 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.’” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, “Ryan, you be Jesus.” 28


Read 1 Peter 2:9 from your Bible.


A preschooler was getting in the car after church when she spotted her teacher walking across the parking lot.

“Look, mom,” she said excitedly. “There goes Jesus!”*

Leading children is an incredible privilege as you represent to them what Jesus is like. What character trait does the Lord want you to work on this week to help you be more like Him?
Prayerfully consider what you have read today. Then take a few moments to pray for yourself, your students, and others with whom you serve in ministry.


You have been chosen for God’s work serving in children’s ministry. Be Jesus this week!

“I will model Jesus this week to the students in my class by…(fill in the answer).

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*Craig Jutilla, Saddleback Children’s Conference, April 2004.

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