Explaining the Wordless Book
Have you ever seen a book without words or pictures? Even without words, this book tells us a story about God and the best gift of all.
The Black Page (Romans 3:23)
This page reminds me of sin. Sin is all of the bad stuff that you and I do that makes God really sad. What are some of the things that you do wrong? All of those things we just talked about are sin. We all make bad choices. Even mommies and daddies sin. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” This means that there is nothing that we can do to ever make us good enough to reach God. But there is good news! God planned a way for us to reach Him.
The Red Page (John 3:16)
God’s plan was to send His perfect son, Jesus. On Christmas, we celebrate Jesus' birth, and that He grew into a young man. Jesus never sinned. Because of this, He was able to take our place on the cross and die for our sins. The red color reminds us of the blood that Jesus shed for our sins. Jesus' shed blood and death mean we can be forgiven for our sins, the bad things we do. But guess what? He didn't stay dead. Three days later, Jesus arose from the grave. Later, Jesus went to heaven. Now He is preparing a place for all those who believe in Him. Because of what Jesus did for you, you can have your sins forgiven!
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that He gave Him only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
The White Page Psalm 51:7
Do you see how clean this page is? Do you remember how black your heart is from sin? You don’t have to have a black heart. You can have a clean heart. Psalm 51:7 says: ..."wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Jesus wants to forgive you of all your sins and take them away. His blood will wash away all of that yuckiness and darkness. The Bible also tells us that when Jesus forgives our sins He totally forgets about them.
The Gold Page Rev. 21:18, 21
What color is this page? Gold reminds me of things that are very special. It reminds me of God. God is perfect and He does nothing wrong. God created you and me. Gold also reminds me of Heaven. Heaven is where God lives. The Bible even says that the streets of Heaven are paved with gold! Heaven sounds like a great place doesn’t it? But there is one thing that can not ever be in Heaven: sin. We learned that the only way to get rid of our sin is to ask Jesus to wipe it away.
- Do you believe that you have sinned and made wrong choices?
- Do you believe that Jesus came to forgive you of your sins?
- Would you like to ask Jesus to come into your heart and make it white as snow?
(If the answer is “yes” have the child repeat after you or say their own prayer.)
Here is a sample prayer:
Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and make bad choices. Please forgive me! Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me, forgiving me of my sins, and then rising again! I ask You, Jesus to come into my life and make it clean. Please help me make good choices and live for You! Thank You for loving me! In Jesus' Name, Amen.
The Green Page (II Peter 3:18)
Once we ask Jesus into our heart, He changes who we are. We now have Jesus to help us make good choices. The green page reminds us of how Jesus helps us grow into the Christian He wants us to be! The Bible tells us in 2 Peter 3:18 that we are to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Plants need three things to grow: sunshine, rain and good soil. Christians need to pray, read the Bible, and spend time with other Christians at church. All three of these will help Christians grow up in Jesus.
If you have just prayed to God and meant it from your heart then you will go to Heaven when you die! You only have to receive the Lord once. Please go and tell your parents, brothers, and sisters that you received the Lord as your Savior and that you will be going to Heaven and tell them what they can do to go to Heaven. If they don't know Jesus as their Savior, tell them what they can do to go to Heaven.