Thursday, July 17, 2014
Day 13 - And then there was M&M's!
It was around this time that I knew that Jesus was calling me to be a voice for the children. While it was about teaching the children, it was more about speaking to the parents and the leadership about the importance of including the children in all aspects of the church. Somehow it seemed that the children were just to be kept out of worship and entertained until they were somehow supposed to WANT to be in church when they hit confirmation age. What??? This was a real mystery to me. It was no wonder that so many youth just endured church until they were old enough to leave.
Yes, this revelation really changed my life and led me down some very different paths than I could have predicted. And, of course, there is STILL more to this story! I am being so blessed by these blogs. Each memory reminds me of the faithfulness of Jesus. Every story brings to mind the working of the Holy Spirit in my life. It feels like I am putting together a huge jigsaw puzzle and every story is a piece of that puzzle. I can't quite see the finished picture yet, but I think I am growing in understanding that there is a "big picture"!
Jesus, thank you for this blog and all who take the time to read this. Bless them all as they take time to share their own stories. Holy Spirit, what a joy it is to know that every day you are guiding and directing me. Thank you for helping me to see the big picture you have for my life! Amen