Bahan Alkitab: Acts 16 : 11-15
One day, in Troas, when Paul was sleeping, he had a dream. He saw a man of Macedonia was standing and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Paul, Silas, Timothy obeyed God’s calling and went to Macedonia.
On Sabbath day, they went out to a riverside, because they heard that people were praying there. Yes, they found some women had gathered there. Paul began speaking to the women. He told them about Jesus Christ. He told them how Jesus died on the cross for the sins of men. He told them how Jesus rose from the death and returned to heaven. And after that, Jesus sent Holy Spirit to all believers so they could serve the Lord. A woman named Lydia; she was a seller of purple clothes. During that time, purple clothes was very expensive. Usually, only kings and rich people wear purple clothes. Lydia listened to every word Paul said. God opened her heart and she believed in Jesus Christ as Savior. After that she and her family were being baptized. Now she is ready to serve God. She asked Paul, Silas, and Timothy to come and stay in her house. Lydia wanted to serve God thru helping God’s servants. She wanted them to have good food, a nice place to rest so they had time to tell others the good news about Jesus.
Children, we are all called by God. When we hear God’s Word, Holy Spirit works in our heart and make us believed in Jesus as our Savior. Later, we are baptized. Some of you may have been baptized when you were a baby. God said we must grow in Him. How can we grow? By reading bible and pray every day. Then just like Lydia, we want to serve God to give thanks to God. How can we serve God? We can serve God by serving others. Eg. Share food, toys, give seats in bus/mrt for those who need them, help to carry groceries bags, etc.
Galatians 5 : 14b
You shall love your neighbour as yourself.