God is Smiling

When I think of the five Back Yard Bible Clubs that CCC-Sarpy hosted over the past two months, I can't help but smile....

  • watching the volunteers give of their time to teach children how much God loves them.
  • watching the volunteers serve with gracious hearts.
  • knowing that many of these children are hearing the truths about God for the first time.
  • knowing that our total attendance from 2008 [60] doubled in 2009 [125].

BYBC remind me of imagining Jesus smiling in Mark 10.13-16 as He was picking up the children at the end of passage.

"The people brought children to Jesus, hoping He might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: "Don't push these children away. Don't ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in." Then, gathering the children upin His arms, He laid His hands of blessing on them." [The Message]

Joyfully on the journey,

Steve Walters