It was said of the boy Jesus, "He grew." His growth was natural. There was nothing of unusual in the childhood of Jesus. He grew, just as every boy grows.
"A simple-hearted child was he,
And he was nothing more;
In summer days, like you and me,
He played about the door,
Or gathered, where the father toiled,
The shavings from the floor."
His growth continued. It did not stop with childhood, but right on through boyhood, youth and manhood he kept growing. Best of all, his growth was balanced. He grew physically, mentally and spiritually. He had a sound body. He loved the outdoors. He loved nature. Most of his stories were taken from living, growing things. He talked, almost chiefly, about seeds, grain, harvests, trees, birds and living waters.
Boys and girls, strive to grow. Be like your Master who grew inward, outward, and upward; selfward, manward, and Godward. "How can I grow?" you ask. I will tell you by passing on to you the secret as given by Maltbie Babcock.
MEMORY VERSE: Luke 2: 40
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Print this Activity Sheet about Jesus as a Boy.
For younger kids, they can draw and color this All About Me page from Crayola.
Print this free Giraffe Height Chart courtesy of TeacherHelp dot org and have fun measuring the height of the kids. Each one would just love to be measured and see from time to time how they have grown.