Welcome to Child of God, a podcast for children and the adults who love them. I'm your host, Rev. Elizabeth Link, Executive Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, VA. Each episode will share a story about God's people and the ways we are a part of God's family. It's nice to meet you, Child of God. I hope you'll join me!
Jonah and the Big Fish
Hello, child of God! Jonah was a prophet who ran away from God. He set to sea and learned the hard way that one cannot run away from God! In the belly of the fish in the middle of the sea, God heard Jonah’s prayer and God still had a plan. When Jonah listened and followed God, he learned an important lesson that God’s love and forgiveness is for everyone, even the people he didn’t like very much.
Who Is My Neighbor?
Hello, child of God! One day, someone asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Instead of giving a quick and easy answer, Jesus told us an important story. It’s about a man on a journey who fell into trouble along the way. Help was found in the most unlikely person. Listen and discover who our neighbors truly are.
The Boy Who Ran Away
Hello, child of God! Have you ever been so mad that you wanted to run away? Jesus tells a story in the New Testament about a boy who was so unhappy that he did just that―he ran away from his home and from his daddy. Join me as we hear this tale and learn that God’s love is so big and so strong that even running away can’t break it.
A Boy Shares His Lunch
Hello, child of God! One day, lots of boys and girls and grownups followed Jesus out into the countryside to listen to him teach and preach. The day grew long, and the people grew hungry. There weren’t any grocery stores or restaurants around... besides, Jesus had a better idea anyway! Taking the gifts of a young boy, Jesus found a way to feed a multitude.
Jesus Welcomes the Children
Hello, child of God! Jesus was a very busy man. All day long, people came from far and wide to see him. He spent his days healing sick people and teaching others about God. The disciples thought Jesus was too busy and too important to spend time with little children. But when grownups brought their children to see Jesus, he made time for them and taught us all something special about God’s kingdom.
Hello! I wonder whether you have ever felt small, child of God? Sometimes, we all can be made to feel that way. I want to tell you the story of a man called Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus felt small. But one day, Zacchaeus meets Jesus, and everything changes.
such a blessing
rev. link’s storytelling is a gift. it is clear that she loves God and all God’s children (old and young). these are stories that never get old and rev. link opens the glorious mystery of Scripture with her invitational approach. our whole family enjoys this podcast and i find it very helpful to set the tone for our day on the way to school. thanks to rev. link and her care for the wide, wide community of Christ!
Time Well Spent
Elizabeth is an excellent teacher, and she is loved by children and adults alike. So excited to have her “on-the-go” and to share her with children of God everywhere.