For the past couple of years I’ve been a leader at the midweek, sunday school type, group at church. We have seen God do so many amazing things in this group in the past couple of months alone!
For the whole of last year we had maybe ten children on a very good night but since the new term started we’ve had lots of new faces and at least fifteen kids every week! More importantly the growth we’ve seen in their knowledge and faith has been amazing!! God has been so faithful and taught us all a lot along the way – we prayed for more kids for a long time but they never came. Now though we can see how important it was that the group stayed small and there was a higher ratio of leaders to children so that those who came along could ask lots of difficult questions and really grow in faith.
But now there are many children, from a wide age range and with huge differences in knowledge and abilty. They are a little manic at times, well . . . a lot manic, all the time but can sometimes really surprise you with their answers and even more so with their questions.
Tonight we were learning the classic story of David and Goliath.
It’s such a good one 🙂 I mean, if David – skrawny little shepherd boy – can face Goliath – nine foot giant warrior man – and have faith that God will save Him and enable him to defeat Goliath with just a stone in a slingshot, what could we possibly have to worry about!!
Tonight’s memory verse is a great one too:
Praise the Lord!
For he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and shield.
I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Let us trust in the Lord, who is our shield and strength, and let us worship Him – thankful for all He has done.