This is a spin on the parable of ‘The Good Samaritan’ (Luke 10:30-35), which was shared with the kids last week. It was funny to hear the kids’ replies about who was the one that did what God wanted; “The naughty kid… Oh no, not the naughty kid… Was he the naughty kid?”
The Kind Helper
Jessie and Lucy were really good friends. They were the best of friends at church. Jessie and Lucy looked forward to seeing each other at church, because they went to different schools, and didn’t get to see other until the weekend when they went to church.
One Sunday morning, Jessie had slept in too long, and he was running late for church. And, more importantly, he was late for seeing Lucy. That’s what he was more worried about.
So Jessie rushed out the door, and was quickly on his way to church, which was close enough for him to walk to from his house. While he was on his way, another boy came around the corner on his bike. The boy’s bike skidded on some loose gravel. The boy fell off his bike, hurting himself badly on the rough road. He was bleeding on his knee and on his elbow.
When Jessie saw this happen, he felt bad for the other boy. But he was already late for church, and his friend, Lucy, would be waiting for him. So he kept on going.
Something Jessie didn’t know but, was that his friend, Lucy, was also running late for church that day. Lucy was running even later than Jessie. Lucy was in hurry to get to church, when she came across the boy who had fallen off his bike, after Jessie had already gone on ahead.
Lucy saw the boy, and she knew she should probably help him. But then she thought about Jessie who would be waiting for her at church. And she thought, “Church is the more important thing”. So she kept on going.
Now, while Jessie and Lucy were rushing to get to church, they passed another kid walking the other way. This kid wasn’t on his way to church. He didn’t even go to church. The kid was in Lucy’s class at school. He was always messing about in class, especially in religion. Lucy thought he was pretty naughty, and he didn’t really know much about the Bible, like she did.
The kid passed both Jessie and Lucy on their way to church, and then he saw the boy who’d fallen off his bike. Without thinking about anything else, the kid quickly ran over to the boy to help him. He helped the boy with his bike. And he even took off his own shirt to clean up the boy’s knee and elbow that were still bleeding.
After he had cleaned him up, the kid helped the boy up, and put the boys arm over his shoulder on one side, and held the boy’s bike with his other arm. The kid then walked the boy back to boy’s house, where his mum and dad were.