Hope in the Heartland
Blessed by blessings
Gracepoint Church, Peabody
I had the blessing of spending time with some precious gifts from God recently. These giggling and bouncing gifts were the children of our community vacation Bible school. Each morning I would teach the Bible to five different classes — preschool, kindergarten, and first- and second-, third- and fourth-, and fifth- and sixth-graders.
By the end of each morning, I felt as wrung out as a dishrag, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the sports world, we often here someone remark of a certain player, “They left it all out on the field.” Well, that’s what I wanted to do with each class.
Why? Simple: It’s what Jesus would have done. He loved children.
However, not only was the opportunity to be with these wonderful children something that blessed me, so was being a part of several churches working together for a common goal. The adults and teenage helpers came from different churches and made the week possible.
I encourage you to see how you can help be a blessing to children. Then you’ll discover a key spiritual reality: when you seek to be a blessing, you will be blessed in return.
Last modified July 25, 2013