Spring Break is here! This is the first year in a long time my family is staying in town. Normally we travel out of state to visit family and friends, but this year we decided to enjoy some rest and relaxation at home! I cannot wait for a week without school, schedules, and all the running around that seems to occupy most of my time!
Last week I spent time with our Elementary students as we learned how God forgave and healed a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1-12). Ryan Rice, one of our very talented storytellers, shared with us how Jesus forgave the paralyzed man, and as I looked around, I noticed how every single child was fully engaged and amazed at what God had done. I love being with our young faith community as they learn about God. They respond to Him with an awe and excitement that I sometimes miss in my own devotions. One of the reasons I love serving in Children’s Ministry is I get to see kids begin to transform into who God made them to be. I see this in my own children as we study scripture together and dive deeper into understanding who God is and how He shapes us. I very much look forward to spending more time over Spring Break with my kids as we study scripture together and strengthen our relationship with God (without having to rush off to school)!
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done.
--1 Chronicles 16:8
This week our Worship Pastor, David Smith, will be leading us through Acts 9:1-19 as we examine Saul’s conversion to the faith. His radical transformation allows us to see how God can use any of us if we allow Him to! Personally, God transformed me from someone who was shy and fearful of the world into someone who loves God and people and sees hope, not fear, in the world. I pray God brings you rest this week and that you are able to focus on how God has radically transformed you throughout your life! I hope to see you this Sunday.