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Celebrate the Children

05 Oct

A few weeks ago in Costa Rica they had a day that they celebrate the children.  Just like in the United States where we have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, here they have the same and one for children.  So at school a couple of weeks ago, they had a day that was pretty much just for celebrating the children from Kindergarten on down.  They had pizza and ice cream and candy at school, which was provided by the school and the kids got to have fun most of the day.

This was a big day at our church in Cot as well.  They had an extra long Sunday School service for the kids.  The Sunday school teacher and some older children dressed up clowns do a play for the kids.  It was about a clown that was trying to get to heaven.  The clown tried all kinds of funny things to try to fly to heaven.  He learned that the only way to heaven was to ask Jesus to clean your heart and accept Him as your Saviour.  He had to learn that it was by grace that he could go to heaven and not by his works and good efforts.  He went from having a black heart to a nice clean white heart.  The kids loved it.  And afterwards the kids got hot-dogs for lunch and cake!  It was quite a surprise for us.  We did not realize that the celebrations were such a big deal.  It was a lot of fun.  At the end of the worship service Francisco called all of the kids to the front of the church and each of the kids got a package of toys.  The girls got plastic bracelets and jewelry and the boys got toy trucks and bubbles!  It was such a neat day.  The kids had such a great time.  The small gifts were so special to them.  It reminded me of these words of Christ in Matthew 7:11If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! ”  God is so good, all the time.  Times are tough and confusing for some right now.  However, the Lord is still there and still giving us all more than we deserve in His continual grace.  We must not loose sight that the Lord is always the same and is always doing what is best for His glory.  He celebrates and rejoices in His children when they turn to Him and rely on Him for their needs, when they reflect His light and fruit of His Spirit.

Here are some pictures from the day that we celebrated our kids at church in Cot…

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Posted by on October 5, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “Celebrate the Children

  1. Janet Smith-God speed you on your wayand Bless you always

    October 7, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Sis Court-Kids day sounds like a ‘Blast’ !! My minister at Flat Rock Meth used to have a clown ministry. He still uses those antics every now and again. As you tell about new ways your new life is blessing and teaching you about life, I continue to rejoice to God for making us ‘sisters’ . Never imagined when you were growing up under Paul’s ministry that one day you’d be serving the Lord where you are now-and blessing me w/your insights into how we have much to learn from other believers about God’s riches available to us. !! You & Jacob make my heart ‘sing’ !!! Sis Janet

     

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