God is so good. And he shows up in the craziest places.
I am a volunteer for Kids Connection. This is a bible based mission that touches the lives of children in the public school district. Once a week we come together for games, crafts, dancing, music and a big lesson on the goodness of Jesus.
This past week was one out of sorts because the children I normally have were there but I had three extra that had never been in my group. We had gone outside and played the games to wind the kids down, we fed them snacks and gave them water to drink. Simple little things that make a huge impact in the life of kindergardener or first grader.
There was a lesson taught about how God made each of them. In a child’s eye, this is good stuff.
They were hungry for the lesson and very intuitive. They listened with big opened ears about how God, our Creator, knows how many hairs are on their heads and that each child has a fingerprint that makes them unique. After the lesson they kids come to my table were I have markers and paper for coloring. I have play dough and candy. We all sit at this table and come together to talk about the lesson they just learned.
There were two little boys, with the biggest brown eyes wearing cowboy boots. They were twins. God opened a window of opportunity. These little boys went on to tell me that there mother had left them alone one night. Someone broke into their house with a gun and the little guys were upstairs hiding under the bathroom sink, wishing there cousins were with them. They were silent and the intruders left. The police came and one little guy said he hid for ten hours. Now, I don’t know if the story was true or not but at that moment, I was able to tell these kids about a Jesus and a God who loves them with all his heart that he took the time to stay with those boys and keep them safe. They looked back at me with with open eyes and hearts and they just knew that God saved them that night. I am sure of it. It was a divine moment.
One I will remember for a long time
God is so good.