You all can probably think of a time in your lives when something happened that made you really excited. Maybe it was your birthday or Christmas; maybe you were going on a trip, or someone special was coming to visit you. Excitement can happen over simple day-to-day situations—going to recess after a morning of hard work in school, getting a good grade on a test, or finishing the school day with no homework.
- What are some other things that you might get excited about? (Answers will vary.)
The dog in this video is eagerly waiting for something that may seem very simple and unexciting to someone else. Let’s watch and see what he does.
Share the following video [1:47; start the video at 0:15 and end at 1:00]:
Adorable Dog Can’t Wait Another Minute For Puppuccino
- The dog was pretty excited, wasn’t he? When you’ve been excited about something, how did you show your excitement? (Allow your students to share ways they have shown excitement in the past.)
We don’t get to see what happened after the dog enjoyed his puppuccino, but we can assume he responded with a similar level of excitement as he did in the drive-thru window. His excitement might even have convinced other dog owners to bring their dogs through the drive-thru!
- When you’ve shared about something exciting, whether it was something big or seemingly small, what kind of response did you get? (Allow students to share their personal experiences. Ensure that students share not only what they were excited about, but the response they received.)
- Why do we enjoy telling others about something exciting or enjoyable that happened to us? (The experience made us feel good, and we want others to have a similar experience. Sharing our excitement with others lets us find enjoyment in the experience again.)
In our story today, Paul wants to share with others the exciting ways that Jesus had worked in his life. Let’s see what Paul has to say about sharing the best news of all—the gift of Jesus’ love for us.