Reaching out with the love of God, sharing Jesus with children as we prepare them for the future.
1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are!
In life you may think you are not making a difference or you may never know the difference you are making until way later in life. Sometimes we just need reassured that we are doing the right thing. A few kids in particular have shown me just that and it fills my heart with joy!
Every week at preschool we do a different bible story in hopes they will come to know Jesus and his power and his love for them. One week I was telling the story of how God told Moses to hit the rock to give his people water. I said, “don’t you think the people thought do what, that is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.” And one little girl spoke up right away and said, “no, that’s not crazy because they knew that God can do anything!” If only we could have the faith of a child that even in the craziest of circumstances God will provide a way. This hits home for me and my family. As many of you may know that a drunk driver crashed into our house on Jan 16th. Unfortunately, he caused such extensive damage we have to rebuild soon and are living in a camper in the meantime. I have to admit it has been a very overwhelming and emotional and challenging last month but we too must have faith that God will provide for all our needs.
After the accident a little preschooler came up to me and said, “Mrs. Mattix you know what I’m goin to pray for?” She said, “I’m going to pray for you since a guy crashed into your house and you have to live in a hotel.” It brought me to tears but so thankful these kiddos know that they have a God who loves them and they can go to him in prayer about anything. For we serve a God who cares about the big things and even the smallest of things. Please pray and believe with us that greater things are to come! Thanks!