Ornament: Heart (Wooden Heart purchased from local craft store)
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
The Jesus Storybook Bible: No Story
Day 18 Synopsis: This prophecy is so beautiful. Here we learn that God has a plan to have a new covenant with His people. Unfortunately His people, the Israelites, did not keep the commandments that were given to them in the first covenant. But God never stopped loving them even when they lost their love for Him.
Part of the rescue plan is that He would have a new covenant through Jesus Christ. Jesus fulfilled the old Law and gave us a new way to know God personally and intimately. He says He will write the new covenant on their hearts, and He will love and forgive them. We no longer live by the old Law, but we live through the grace of Jesus Christ being the ultimate sacrifice.