Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Saturdays of Service kicked off at our church this weekend. Our life group was stationed at a government housing area in East McKinney. The objective was to throw a Backyard Bible School for the kiddos to teach them about Jesus, love on them and give them a fun-filled afternoon where all they had to worry about was being a KID. We had popcorn and Kool-Aid for a snack, sang fun worship music, helped the kids with a craft and played games until it was time to send them off with their cup full of candy :)

It started out as entertainment for the kids of the parents in our group, but slowly more and more kids from the community joined us at the recreation center. Some were shy at first, but as the singing and activities continued, they let loose and came out of their shells. They were running and smiling and anxiously listening for what was next on our list.
Everything centered around the verse Psalm 4:25 "My hope is in God." The activities built on their memorization of the verse until in the last game... Freeze-Tag. If they were tagged, they had to freeze and the only way they could get unfrozen was for them to tell an adult the verse, "My hope is in God." It was so sweet to hear these precious little kids say the verse they learned during our time with them.

I love serving! I DON'T DO IT ENOUGH, but I love to love on people. AND...I think that's the key. To love on people. Serving doesn't have to be about praying with someone, saying the right things or rebuilding someones house, which are all wonderful things of course, but it can be as simple as smiling and introducing yourself to a child, asking them about school, helping them draw a block letter J on the coloring sheet their working on... Showing Christ's love to others by truly loving them no matter the situation or circumstance.

1 Corinthians 2:2 "And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified."

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