Sep 15, 2020
Did you have a stuffed animal or a “lovie” growing up?
What was your relationship to the lovie?
What do stuffed animals do for kids?
What can stuffed animals teach us about Jesus?
a physical reminder of the abstract comfort we need as kids
a sense of power and agency with something that is smaller than them
Representation of the abstract, sometimes hard to access, comfort Jesus brings
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Sensory input, but also knowledge we can seek out what we need
Comfort for fears
Knowing we aren’t alone, something to hold but also a special friend
Physical thing, but also powerful
Representative of the compassion of Jesus
Feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14)
Representative of the gentleness of Jesus
Palm Sunday, riding in on a donkey (Matthew 21)
Let the little children come to me (Matthew 19)