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    Parents: Here’s a video you can use in talking to your kids about our God of 2nd chances! Aren’t you glad we always get another chance when it comes to God?

    I just LOVE a good dog story, don’t you?

    This one is about Charlie, a dog who didn’t have a home or family of his own. He was found on the side of the road with dirty, matted hair, filled with sticky burrs. He was a mess!

    The folks at the dog shelter wanted him to be adopted speedy quick, but first, he needed to get all cleaned up.

    Check out the video.

    WOW! What a difference!

    At the end of the video, it says that Charlie was adopted. Now he has a family to love him and keep him safe, fed, and clean. Pretty cool, right?!

    It also says at the end that “all dogs deserve a second chance.”

    That reminds me of how God always gives us a second chance. We all mess up, don’t we? We do things we shouldn’t do and make all kinds of mistakes. Our sins can make us feel dirty inside. But God is ALWAYS willing to forgive us and give us another chance to do better. His forgiveness washes that yucky sin away and we are brand new. All we have to do is ask. God will always forgive you. Always.

    Prayer:

    Thank You, God, for the ways you love us. Thank you that we can come to you with our messy mess-ups and you always welcome us. You are always willing to forgive us.

    Help me to remember that no matter how many times I mess up, you will still love me. You will always love me.

    I love you, too.

    In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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